Tunisia is one of 11 countries to benefit from UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), which will allocate nearly one million dollars to local projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The decision was taken at the 26th session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, held at the organization’s headquarters from February 7 to 10.
The funds allocated to Tunisia (US$83,199.00) will be used for the “empowerment and organisation of freelancers in the fields of arts and culture in Tunisia, led by the NGO Prod’it”, UNESCO.
“Prod’it is an association dedicated to supporting young freelance professionals, in close cooperation with its partners in government and civil society. It proposes the creation of a network representing freelancers in the various sectors of art and culture.”
In a press release issued on February 10, UNESCO announced that it «will award a total of $900,000 from its International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) to 11 projects that advance the global creative economy in 2023.»
The full list of IFCD 2023 recipients includes Argentina, Barbados, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tunisia.
The IFCD is part of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), which has been ratified by 152 Parties, including the European Union.
Source: Tap News Agency