UNESCO has made it its mission to promote access to culture during this time of self-isolation and confinement.
UNESCO has made it its mission to promote access to culture during this time of self-isolation and confinement. Image: UNESCO CC0

UNESCO: ‘In moments of crisis, people need culture’

Today, we are faced with a global crisis like never seen before. Thousands have lost their lives and many more infected. Everyone except for essential workers are stuck at their homes. In times like this, people need culture to recoup mentally.

Cultural institutions are looking for ways to engage people. But it is also important to realise that culture is also adversely effected by this crisis. Artists in the informal gig sector are unable to make ends meet, much less create new content. UNESCO also strives to increase cultural access to populations without internet through different modes, for example, through community radio.

To read more heartwarming stories about culture’s role in societies in crisis, log on to UNESCO.

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