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Launching of the Portuguese edition of eight volumes of UNESCO's General History of Africa Collection

Résumé

Eight thousand copies of the collection will be distributed free to public libraries and universities throughout the
country. The electronic version of the collection, by its turn, was made available for download on the websites of
UNESCO/Brazil and MoE. After two months, the whole collection was downloaded more than 20.000 times.
This publication will reinforce the rapprochement of Brazilian and African cultures, considering that Brazil has the second major black population in the world, mostly from the slavery period. Therefore, the publishing the work in Portuguese represents a fundamental step for the education of ethnic‐racial relations in the country and a
historical/political achievement, concerning the rescue and appreciation of Brazilian people’s African origins.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • National

Thématique

  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles

Principaux partenaires

With the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Education (which funded the edition) and of the technical coordination of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

UNESCO Brasilia office

 
Brésil
09/12/2010 - 09/12/2010