The Republic of Colombia and UNESCO formalize their cooperation for the organization of the 14.COM
© Colombian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
13 September 2019

Colombia’s Foreign Minister, Mr Carlos Holmes Trujillo, and UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, signed the host country agreement between UNESCO and the Republic of Colombia for the organization of the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The signature of the agreement formalizes the cooperation and respective responsibilities of the two parties for the organization of the session, which will be held in Bogotá between 8 and 14 December 2019.

During the signing ceremony organized on 9 September 2019 in Medellin, Colombia’s Foreign Minister conveyed his country’s honour and pride for the opportunity it has to organize such an important event. He underlined that the organization of this meeting will give further impetus to his government’s initiatives in the area of culture and creativity and reinforce the strong ties that already exist between UNESCO and Colombia.