Ministry of Culture, UNESCO : GFACCT 2020
Progress and Challenges in the 2005 UNESCO Convention - Presentation of the Colombia 2020 Periodic Report
With: Carmen Inés Vásquez, Minister of Culture. Colombia.
Ernesto Ottone, Deputy Director General for Culture. UNESCO.
Felipe Buitrago, Vice Minister of Creativity and the Orange Economy.
Moderator: Vanessa Mendoza
The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, signed in 2005 by UNESCO, to which more than 130 countries have adhere, is a fundamental tool to generate a global work climate that directly impacts practices associated with the creative economy at a local level. In a world where large transnational cultural industries are conglomerating, it is important to offer tools that promote the vitality of the independent industries in each country. It is worth mentioning that Colombia has just presented its second report (2017-2020) to the Convention.
The Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Ernesto Ottone, the Minister of Culture of Colombia, Carmen Inés Vásquez, and the Vice Minister of Creativity and Orange Economy, Felipe Buitrago, present the Convention in detail, along with the progress Colombia has made in its local application. Moderated by Vanessa Mendoza.