Statement by UNESCO Ministers of Culture

In late April, UNESCO held its first-ever online meeting of Ministers of Culture, during which the ministers discussed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cultural sector and shared their policy responses. They agreed on a joint Declaration that welcomes the existing measures taken by Member States and the European Commission; highlights the essential role of arts and culture; makes a shared commitment to act and respond to developments; and reaffirms the signatories’ determination to take decisive policy action to support the cultural and creative sectors in the current time of crisis and beyond. Here is the joint statement by EU Culture Ministers about the COVID-19 crisis.

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