Dr. participated. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, launched the second session of the International Art Forum, which was organized by Randa Fouad, President of the International Plastic Art Foundation for Development, in the presence of Mahmoud Mohieldin Raed Al-Mantakh for the Egyptian Presidency of the Conference of Parties, Ghada Wali, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Office drug and crime, during the activities of the anticipatory day of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2022, COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 7-18 November, in the presence of a number of world heads of state, and a wide international participation in the presence of more than 40 thousand people representing about 190 countries, and dozens of international and regional organizations.
During the launch, Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, said that the wonderful representation from countries from all over the world certainly shows Egypt’s commitment to COP27 to attract global audiences, calling for Egypt to be considered not just a second home, but as a global art center, a place of experience and inspiration, Explaining that artists can make their presence felt and contribute significantly to the various sustainable development goals.
Al-Saeed added that the Global Forum on Arts for Development breaks the false boundaries between art and development, places culture as an important and effective catalyst for sustainability, and places sustainable development goals at the heart of its message.
Al-Saeed added that everyone who has been fully involved in the arts community over the years will feel that this year is different; Continuing that this year truly represents a magical rebirth of creativity, beauty and connection, following that the Egyptian artistic community over the past two years has achieved something to be proud of.
Al-Saeed added that Egypt occupied a unique position as a gateway to the large and growing global art market through major art exhibitions, noting what witnessed the recent opening of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, as well as what awaits the future opening of the new Grand Egyptian Museum, in addition to the City of Arts and Culture in the New Administrative Capital, in order to enhance Egypt’s position as a global art center.
Al-Saeed explained that art helps to renew our internal climate to realize the external climate, as it helps to reorganize ideas, repair broken ties with nature, or restore what has been lost knowledge about nature, stressing that achieving sustainable development goals requires a shift in behaviors and thinking, continuing that the two weeks The next two will witness meetings to exchange knowledge and experiences on the possibility of setting ambitions and action plans that are not only in line with the goals set, but with ambition, and to build the necessary flexibility while making the way forward. fair to life, creating opportunities to not leave anyone behind.