Home | News    Wednesday 4 June 2014

UNESCO launches pilot phase for national museum

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 4, 2014 (TORIT) – The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has officially launched the pilot phase of South Sudan’s national museum project in Eastern Equatoria state.

JPEG - 96 kb
UNESCO’s head of South Sudan office Khaled Salah speaking on Torit June 2, 2014 (ST)

UNESCO’s head of South Sudan office, Salah Khaled said it was the agency’s mandate to promote culture across the globe as a means of bringing people together.

“Cultural expressions of different kinds help people understand one another better, overcoming social, ethnic and religious differences”, Khaled said on Monday.

“That culture cultivates respect, tolerance and dialogue. It is not a commodity like any other”, he added.

In 2005, UNESCO adopted a convention internationally recognising protection and promotion of diversity and cultural expression as guiding principles for forging forgiveness, innovation and sustainable development.

The museum project, Khaled said, was part of UNESCO’s efforts to capitalise on the positive impact of cultural diversity in South Sudan.

“UNESCO supports the government of this country in the establishment of public cultural sector,” he said, citing institutions that promote and strengthen national identity in the country.

“Diversity, as a common national identity is instrumental in the peace and nation building process”, Khaled stressed.

The project team has, since 19 May, reportedly visited various locations of the state, including Magwi, Madi corridor, Kapoeta, Lopa/Lafon, consulting with the communities and documenting their rich heritage and cultural traditions.

Eastern Equatoria’s deputy governor, Jerome Gama Surur said the state was rich in culture with 19 cultural values, urging people to love their culture and put their traditions into practice.

“Let’s desist from adopting western culture”, said Surur, adding that cultural diversity is curved to attract tourists for income generation.

The state minister for gender said Eastern Equatoria was blessed with several languages, behaviors and social structures, among others.

“We are here to celebrate our cultural heritage and our pride as South Sudanese. We want the whole world do identify us as unique creatures of the east”, said Paska Hifita.
She described culture as a crosscutting theme in development work.

“It [culture] can be viewed as an assessment tool of importance in the planning stage for assessing feasibility”, remarked the minister.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


U.S. interests with the Sudan made the Darfur issue disappears from the radar 2016-09-23 20:21:06 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman U.S. only Cares for Interests U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson, John Kirby, stated on September 20, 2016 that the United States welcomes cooperation (...)

Critique of Prof. John Akec’s mistaken UN trusteeship 2016-09-18 10:28:12 By James Okuk, PhD As my part-time top boss at University of Juba, I would like to thank the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Akec for keeping his private hobby of public writing. Many intellectuals (...)

Darfur and U.S. Presidential Campaigns: Making genocide disappear 2016-09-16 23:10:38 By Eric Reeves In both the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns, the Darfur region of western Sudan was an unlikely but entirely appropriate topic. After all, the U.S. Congress had—in a (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan: No justice for protester killings 2016-09-23 08:03:30 (Nairobi, September 22, 2016) – Sudanese authorities have yet to provide justice to victims of a violent crackdown on anti-austerity protesters in Khartoum in September 2013, the African Centre (...)

Kiir’s rope -à-dope 2016-09-08 12:57:35 COMMUNIQUE September 6, 2016 By Pa’gan Amum Okiech for South Sudan Reborn The United Nations Security Council, with all of its strength and power, is now being challenged by a diplomatic (...)

Sudanese students, activists are at risk of torture: HRW 2016-05-25 14:40:51 Human Rights Watch Sudan: Students, Activists at Risk of Torture Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, May 25, 2016) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.