Minister of Culture at UNESCO advocates for alliances between cultural and educational sectors

The Minister of Culture, Milagros Germán, assured that it is necessary to promote a profound alliance between Education and Culture, based on a restructuring of educational programs, not only to invest more, but to invest better in quality education.

In this regard, he said that the Dominican Republic is working on the establishment of strategic alliances that seek to take advantage of UNESCO’s technical potential for the construction of collaborative links between education and cultural management programs.

“The latest statistics speak loudly and lay bare a sad reality that presents us with a new challenge: to prevent the pandemic from throwing our girls, adolescents and women out of the classroom,” deplored Germán.

The official offered this information in her speech to the plenary session of the 41st UNESCO General Conference, where she also announced that the country had deposited the instruments of ratification of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

“We are confident that we will succeed in updating the regulations for a more effective management of our underwater cultural property,” said Germán.

In her speech, the official highlighted the main initiatives implemented in the country with a view to achieving the recovery of the cultural sector, which was severely affected by the covid-19 pandemic.

Among the actions implemented by the ministry, Germán mentioned the creation of the Orange Economy Cabinet, whose objective is to strengthen, regulate and supervise the institutions that generate cultural goods and services.

The minister also cited the enactment of the Cultural Patronage Law, describing it as “an extraordinary instrument, through which a regime of incentives and access to micro-credits for the financing of cultural projects was established”.

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