Presents cultural revival strategy at UNESCO virtual Meeting
Pakistan presents cultural revival strategy. The Federal Minister for Education and Special Initiative Mr. Shafqat Mahmood outlines Pakistan’s strategy to mitigate the impact of the COVID19 crisis on the cultural sector of Pakistan.
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The strategy is placed at a virtual meeting organized by the UNESCO Headquarters Paris, says a press release.
The first virtual meeting of its kind was attended by over 110 Cultural Ministers from around the world. Thus, it discusses mitigation of impact of COVID 19 crisis on cultural sector and held by UNESCO.
Mr. Shafqat Mahmood in his country statement briefed the meeting on priority areas of Pakistan’s response strategy to protect and preserve cultural heritage. He outlined steps taken by Pakistan to mitigate impact of COVID 19 on tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Moreover, it includes creative industries, SMEs, museums, performing arts, cultural tourism and artistic education.
Further, He proposes launch of national, regional and international level strategies under the auspices of UNESCO to measure the impact of the COVID 19 on culture sectors. Moreover, He wants focus on vulnerable and developing countries. He also stressed the need for allocation of enhanced budget support for the artists and cultural professionals; and for revival of cultural ecosystem badly affected due to COVID 19 lockdown.
Pakistan presents cultural revival strategy. Official Website of UNESCO: https://en.unesco.org/
The Minister says that Pakistan adopts smart lock down strategy. He shares that Pakistan will gradually open certain carefully selected businesses and industry. He adds that it includes enforcing strict and comprehensive Safety Protocols to protect workers and their business clients. “This will certainly help in revival of the badly suffered cultural sector due to COVID 19,” he states.