This annual meeting aims at strengthening the protection and promotion of cultural diversity in all its forms, taking into account the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001), the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005).
Established in 1989, the Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in-Charge of Cultural Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean is the oldest and sole body composed of the region’s 33 Member States.
A preparatory meeting of the Pro Tempore Secretariat took place in Port-of-Spain, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on 14 and 15 May 2007. The participants highlighted the support granted by the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The meeting has been organized at the instigation of H.E. Hon. Senator Joan Yuille-Williams, Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and current President of the Pro Tempore Secretariat (permanent body) of the Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in Charge of Cultural Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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