Unesco has supported the UAE’s call to protect and promote the creative arts and the cultural sector.
The Board of Directors of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization approved a plan submitted by the Emirates highlighting the need for that cultural facing challenges from the growth of digital streams and artificial intelligence.
Today the creative industries play an important and remarkable role in the achievement of an integrative economic development of societies
Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth
The United Arab Emirates recently released a document entitled Building on the International Year of the Creative Industries 2021 for Sustainable Development through Consolidated Action in partnership with Indonesia, Colombia and Bangladesh.
“Global efforts are required to protect and promote the cultural and creative industries, and international cooperation continues to be of vital importance to turn exchanges into meaningful actions,” said Noura Al Kaabi, Minister for Culture and Youth.
“Today the creative industries play an important and remarkable role in the achievement of an integrative economic development of societies.”
She said the step taken by the UAE was aimed at reducing measures to protect cultural and creative Sectors.
The arts are at the center of a global meeting hosted next month by the UAE Department of Culture and Youth.
The UAE organized the World Conference on Creative Economy at Expo 2020 Dubai from December 7th to 9th.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said Unesco’s decision to pass the resolution would promote a people-centered future.
“We also welcome this resolution as it supports the goals of Unesco and its member states and helps advance cultural planning and decision-making in their countries,” he said.
The overall plans also include strengthening cooperation between UNESCO and the World Intellectual Property Organization and other groups to jointly formulate recommendations for the protection of intellectual property that will be required by the cultural and creative industries in the future.
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