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Background

In 1982 in Mexico City, MONDIACULT was held, a meeting of ministers of culture under the auspices of UNESCO. Since that historic event, different assemblies and dialogues have been held to place cultures, cultural rights, creators, artistic and historical heritage, among other aspects, in a place of relevance.

In a world devastated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in need of urgent action regarding environmental deterioration, the inequity in which hundreds of millions of people live, systemic violence, UNESCO has promoted meetings that recognize that culture is a substantial sector for the well-being of people and, therefore, a condition for the sustainable development of nations.

At the meetings of culture ministers held in 2020 (Ryadh) and 2021 (Rome), the social and economic value of the cultural sector was endorsed and actions involving governments, but also institutions and individuals, were encouraged. In the same way, there are a variety of precise documents that have been developed within UNESCO and from which the debates on cultural policies in the world are put on the table, the most recent being “Re|thinking policies for the creativity (2022)”.

Thus, Mexico asked UNESCO to convene a new MONDIACULT meeting to be held from September 28 to 30, 2022.

Although the spirit of the intergovernmental meetings is the generation of national mechanisms that support the cultural sector and cultural rights, it is essential that other sectors participate in the reflections and offer, from their places of action and exercise, proposals for articulation to contribute to debates, promote local or regional analyzes and lead projects that benefit sustainable development from culture.

Therefore, all higher education institutions and centers are invited to the international forum “The world’s universities: cultural policies and sustainable development of the countries”, to be held in Mexico City, on September 26 and 27, 2022. .