The Dominican Republic, represented by the Minister of Culture, Milagros Germán, participated in the 33rd meeting of the Council of Ministers and Ministers of Culture of the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination (CECC / SICA), held this Thursday 18, in virtual mode .
At the conclave, the minister, on behalf of the country, proposed the implementation of programs to support professionals and artists from the cultural and creative industries of the countries of the region.
In the same way, he proposed the projection of literature and culture around the subject of Afro-descendants and the promotion of the participation of young people from the SICA region in a dialogue on the heritage of the area.
The meeting was led by Felipe Amado Aguilar Marroquín, Minister of Culture and Sports of Guatemala and president pro tempore of the Council of Ministers and Ministers of Culture of the CECC / SICA, and by Carlos Staff Sánchez, executive secretary of the SE / CECC / SICA .
The meeting was also attended by representatives of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama, who agreed on joint initiatives for the cultural development of the countries of the region.
This organization promotes and drives the Central American regional integration in the areas of Education and Culture, as fundamental axes of sustainable human development.
About the agreements
In the session held, the participating dignitaries approved the preparation of an action plan to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the region, with emphasis on the intangible cultural heritage of Afro-descendants.
Similarly, it was agreed to coordinate the necessary actions for the consolidation of the SICA youth cultural network and the holding of the II SICA Region Youth Cultural Encounter, to be developed jointly with the pro tempore presidency of the second semester of 2022.
Another of the approved initiatives is the establishment of alliances to establish an inter-institutional commission in all the countries of the region, in order to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking of cultural property.
Likewise, it was approved to continue with the support to the Ministries of Culture for the elaboration of a multi-country candidacy on cultural expressions linked to the veneration of the various Christs of Esquipulas of the SICA region, to apply for their entry into the representative list of Cultural Heritage UNESCO Immaterial of Humanity.
Likewise, in the session it was agreed to request the SE-CECC / SICA to submit a proposal to the UNESCO Global Call on the Condition of the Artist and to continue the training process started with the virtual course “Economy and Culture: Methodology of the Satellite Accounts of Culture ”.