In 2006, within the framework of the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, the Ibero-American Cultural Charter was signed in Montevideo. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the signing of that commitment, there were different activities carried out- with the intention of reinforcing and redefining the tasks of the Ibero-American Cultural Charter.In this framework, the Montevideo Commitment was signed, updating and reaffirmation of the original postulates, and Uruguayan Jorge Drexler was appointed as the new Ibero-American Ambassador for Culture.
SEGIB and the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI). Its main objectives can be summarized in three imperatives, namely: affirming the central value of culture for human development, promoting and protecting diversity culture and consolidate the Ibero-American cultural space.
However, achieving these goals faces enormous challenges. On the one hand, there are great inequalities in the access of the population to the cultural capital of each of the countries that make up this space, a correlate of the huge gaps in the economic and educational field, and the long history of discrimination and exclusion that especially affects indigenous, Afro-descendant and immigrant populations. On the other hand, the changes social and technological are impacting the entire society, but especially youth, and modify the way being in the world, social relationships and the very meaning of culture. Both challenges can be summarized in the statement made by UNDP in its 2004 Human Development Report: "If the world wants to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and definitively eradicate poverty, you must first successfully meet the challenge to build inclusive and diverse societies in cultural terms ".
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Ibero-American State Organization
Ibero-American General Secretariat
Uruguayan International Cooperation Agency
Ministry of Education and Culture
Presidency of the Republic
Publication: MOVE ALONG IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SPACE SHARED CULTURAL: Development of the Ibero-American Cultural Charter. It is essential to promote reflection on the role of culture in the development of society in a world more and more globalized and of increasing penetration of technologies in multicultural societies. Such a reflection should contribute to a transformative action that gives culture the necessary centrality in progress of the towns and in the well-being and good living of the citizens.