The SOM G20 meeting will discuss five cultural agendas: ministry

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Five main agendas will be discussed during the first online meeting of senior culture officials, or first meeting of senior officials (SOM) of the G20, on Friday, the ministry’s director general for culture said. of Education and Culture, Hilmar Farid.

“Five main questions will be discussed during this first meeting. This meeting is the first event before the meeting of G20 culture ministers in September,” Farid noted during a press briefing on Friday.

The five main issues to be discussed at the meeting, with participants including representatives from 30 countries, included the role of culture as a driver of sustainable living; the economic, environmental and social impacts of culture-based policies; and cultural community, or the co-management of cultural resources, which promote sustainable lifestyles at the local level.

Other key topics of discussion relate to equitable access to cultural and economic opportunities and the mobilization of international resources to integrate a sustainable recovery by launching a funding mechanism for the restoration of art and culture that have been affected by the pandemic.

Farid pointed out that in promoting this new way of life, culture plays an important role on several levels.

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“Various types of knowledge, institutions, cultural expressions and practices that we have inherited have stood the test of time and have therefore been transmitted to modern times. If these different cultural resources are consolidated, then we will have the means to create a more sustainable way of life,” he said.

The culmination of the G20 in the cultural field is the Culture Ministers Meeting (CMM) to be held at Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java on September 12-13, 2022. During the meeting, the General Management of the culture of the Ministry of Education and Culture will organize a series of activities, including the Cultural Carnival, a meeting, a G20 concert and Earth Detox (Ruwatan Bumi).

The Cultural Carnival and the meeting should bring together two thousand cultural actors, indigenous peoples and cultural communities. Meanwhile, the G20 concert will involve collaborations from musicians from G20 countries.

In addition, Ruwatan Bumi, Student Festival, Indonesia Speaking, International Conference on Indonesian Culture and various other activities will be organized to ensure the success of the G20 Culture Forum.

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