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Mondiacult 2022 closes with a call for peace

Mexico City, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development (Mondiacult 2022) concluded today in this capital with calls for peace and global well-being.

At the closing ceremony, the Secretary of Culture of the Government of Mexico, Alejandra Frausto, highlighted that the meeting provided the opportunity to listen to multiple voices, including those of the ministers, deputy ministers and directors of the member states and associates of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture.

She stressed that during the multiple parallel meetings they were also able to share their views on the global challenges of culture with representatives of professionals, artists, those responsible for public policies and society.

‘Culture is perhaps the most generous tool that current diplomacy has to unite humanity,’ she said.

At the closing, the final report of the event was presented, which organized 94 international forums, 59 conferences, 29 talks, 14 parallel meetings, 15 discussions and 270 citizen proposals were presented.

The document pointed out that one of the most important proposals of the meeting is the global commitment that leads to peace and well-being.

Also the need to hold more frequent meetings of the ministers of culture, to support the governance of the culture sector and evaluate public policies on the matter.

The persistent informality of the creative sector and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on it were underlined, with delegates calling for deeper global cooperation in this area.

The interventions also demanded greater investment directed towards artists, and a reinforced regulation of creative content.

Likewise, the report referred to the importance of States taking advantage of the power of culture to impact all social sectors.

He assured that a future without culture is impossible, since it is the only renewable energy that can unite humanity.

At Mondiacult 2022, the Member States of UNESCO approved a final declaration that calls for international cooperation against the trafficking of cultural property.

The conclave was held within the framework of the 40th anniversary of the first World Conference of this type, also held in this nation in 1982.


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