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UNESCO lends helping hand to artists in Ukraine – Vatican News

UNESCO funds 7 projects to support artists in Ukraine.

Monsignor Joji Vadakara, Vatican City

The United Nations body UNESCO and the non-governmental organization “Museum of Contemporary Art” of Ukraine decided to finance 7 new projects to support artists.

They will receive a financial assistance of around eighty lakh rupees from the fund for the protection of heritage values ​​in the United Nations.

“Supporting today’s artists and cultural professionals means supporting tomorrow’s societies,” said Ernesto Othone, Assistant Director of UNESCO’s Department for Cultural Affairs. Reminding that cultural life is a fundamental global human right, she added that in times of war as well as in times of peace, the role artists play in society should be recognized and supported.

Since 24 February 2022, since the beginning of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the United Nations has taken various emergency assistance measures in the fields of art, education and media freedom in Ukraine.