Regional Perspectives | Latin America and the Caribbean
Ministers of Culture of the Pacific Alliance – made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – as well as representatives of entities in charge of labour, education and statistics from the four countries met in August to make progress on a common qualifications framework to promote the recognition and circulation of the arts, cultural heritage and functional creations in the region. The next step is agreeing a roadmap to establish common guidelines to certify the trades that exist in the arts and culture sector.
Ibero-American System of National Library Networks (SIRBI) has been officially launched as a regional space for dialogue, exchange and cooperation. The Regional Centre for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and Caribbean (Cerlalc) – a UNESCO Category II Centre - together with the national leaders of the libraries of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Panama established the network on July 21.
The Ibero-American Manual of Intellectual Rights in Music was launched in the framework of the Ibermúsicas Programme of the General Iberoamerican Secretariat (SEGIB). It aims to provide systematized pedagogical content for people involved in musical activity disseminating information about their intellectual property rights. The development of the manual was a Special Project promoted by Argentina through its National Institute of Music and the Ministry of Culture.