Presentation on theme: "Report of the President and Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Culture (CIC) Lenore Yaffee García, Director Office of Education and."— Presentation transcript:
Report of the President and Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Culture (CIC) Lenore Yaffee García, Director Office of Education and Culture, SEDI/DHDEC Organization of American States Washington D.C., November 12-13, 2009 Complementing document CIDI/CIC/doc.5/09
Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States OAS Role: Policy Dialogue, Technical Cooperation SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS MINISTERIAL MEETINGS ON CULTURE INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON CULTURE (CIC) CIC Authorities Broad hemispheric mandates Broad hemispheric mandates Policy dialogue in sectors Policy dialogue in sectors Set priorities for joint action Set priorities for joint action Follow up on Summit and Ministerial mandates Follow up on Summit and Ministerial mandates Infuse technical knowledge Infuse technical knowledge Translate Ministerial dialogue into concrete work plan, cooperation strategies Translate Ministerial dialogue into concrete work plan, cooperation strategies Technical Secretariat to Ministerials, Inter- American Committees. Assist Member States to implement and monitor Work Plan. Policy-relevant projects, technical assistance
Policy Dialogue 38th OAS General Assembly, Youth and Democratic Values (Medellín, Colombia June 2008) Declaration of Ministers and Highest Authorities of Culture (Bridgetown, Barbados, November 2008) Declaration of Commitment of the Fifth Summit of the Americas (Trinidad and Tobago, April 2009) Paragraphs on the role of culture in achieving a culture of non-violence in the Declaration of the 39 th OAS General Assembly (Honduras June 2009) Resolution approved by 39th OAS General Assembly declaring 2011 as the Inter-American Year of Culture Draft Declaration of the VI Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (Quito, August 12-14, 2009) – Paragraph 19 Interamerican Social Charter, Chapter 4
Quito Declaration, Ministers of Education … 19. We recognize that the study and practice of art, culture and sports strengthen identity and personal development, forge better interpersonal relations, develop a greater sense of social responsibility, increase discipline, and enhance the interest in learning. We encourage the promotion of the inclusion of cultural, artistic, and sporting contents and activities in secondary school study programs. We support the efforts of the CIE to collaborate with the Inter-American Committee on Culture (CIC) in designing initiatives that promote creativity and strengthen cultural learning for youth through the education system, pooling their experiences and social backgrounds for dialogue and exchange with others. We recognize the importance to promote the strengthening of the cultural content of educational programs, in particular those directed at youth to promote the development of their cultural identity, foster intercultural dialogue, and create a greater awareness and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity.
Plan of Action to increase cultural cooperation in the Americas BUILDING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – Increasing economic growth and promoting development through culture PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION – Culture as a tool for youth engagement and promotion of intercultural dialogue
Youth and Social Inclusion Ignite the Americas 2008, 2010 Video Towards a Culture of Non Violence – The Role of Arts & Culture – 4 experiences featured: The Remix project (Canada) The Transformation of Medellín (Colombia) Arte como Expresión de Lucha (Guatemala) Caribbean Vizion (various Caribbean countries) – A tool for all states, within the Communication Strategy – Coordination with the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security and other departments
Youth and Social Inclusion Youth Strategy for the Americas – OAS commitment since Medellín – Focal point to coordinate youth matters. – Increase youth participation – Youth encounter organized by Ecuador during Meeting of Ministers of Education
Culture & Development Fostering Cultural Diversity and Creative Expression through Education: Sharing Good Practices (Barbados) Culture in Development: an Inter-American Information Network – Mapping of institutions & social actors – Inventory of websites – Draft proposal of the communications strategy – Virtual forum – Advisory Committee – CIDA support Preservation and protection of cultural heritage: subregional technical workshops (U.S.A. support)
Resources and Partnerships Reserve Subfund balance (Res. 831) OAS Member States OAS financing through DHD (scholarships), FEMCIDI Mobilization of external resources Partners: CIE, UNESCO, OEI, CAB, IFACCA, CECC-SICA, ICDF, GFDD, private sector, others
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