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Cuba holds UNESCO event on life transformation

Cuba holds UNESCO event on life transformation

Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Meeting "Transforming Urban Life in UNESCO's MIL Cities, Innovation and Agenda 2030" begins in this capital on Tuesday as a space to defend the value of culture in urban development.

Representatives from Brazil, Jamaica, France, Mozambique, and Cuba attend the event “Culture, Communication, Marketing, and Community.” They will discuss the citizen’s position as the center of transformations to enhance the work of essential services such as health and education.

According to Felipe Chivás, Coordinator of the Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean for the UNESCO MIL Alliance, this meeting seeks to disseminate UNESCO’s MIL Cities concept, which is related to communication and visualizes urban environments in “a trans disciplinary way, as a network space.”

This Tuesday, Cuban poet and ethnologist Miguel Barnet will give a keynote speech entitled “Los desafíos del barrio hacia la Ciudad Mil” (The Neighborhood Challenges towards MIL City). Yuniel Rodriguez, an electronic government director of the Faculty of Communication at the University of Havana, will speak on electronic informatization.

Alton Grizzle, from France, and Paul Hector, from Jamaica, represent the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

MIL Cities or AMI Cities (Media Information Literacy Cities) are cities that use new technologies and innovation but with ethics and respect for diversity, as well as for vulnerable groups, trying to go beyond cultural barriers in the communication of gender, religion, geographic origin, and language.

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