The United Nations is celebrating at present a decade decicated to People of African descent. Moreover, Africa has been declared as an absolute priority for UNESCO
Colombia played a pivotal role through its port, Cartagena de Indias, in the slave trade, one of most shameful pages in the history of mankind. Moreover, about 30% of Colombia’s population is of African origin.
For all these reasons, African themes will be of utmost importance for ITI Colombia as was witnessed by videos on Theatre in Conflict Zone, predominance of Africans amongst Youth Ambassadors for South-South Cooperation and also in the programme on cultural diplomacy.
Lastly, Colombia’s Centre Co-President Viktor Sebek, worked or lived in 37 African countries and is committed to the programme of African Heritage in Latin America in general and Colombia in particular.