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Unesco to Support Cultural Sector Hit by COVID-19

Category: Influence of Museums
UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay. Credit: UNESCO/Calix

Already, the UN has supported an estimated 1.5 billion students affected by school closures, but now the cultural arm of the UN, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),  will address the impact of COVID-19 on the arts.

“Culture makes us resilient. It gives us hope. It reminds us that we are not alone.”

– Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced it is "launching initiatives" to support cultural industries and cultural heritage, sectors hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. "COVID-19 has put many intangible cultural heritage practices, including rituals and ceremonies, on hold, impacting communities everywhere," the organization stated April 9.

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