Outreach campaign in Latin America on the fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property

Winning picture © Alejandro Rodriguez Juele et Nicolás Peruzzo

31 March 2014 - The UNESCO Montevideo Office officially launched a media and awareness-raising campaign to fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property in the South American region.

On this occasion the winning poster of the "Poster Contest against illicit trafficking in cultural property" (article in Spanish) was presented at the event as well as a short video clip entitled "Stop Smuggling".

The film, intended for the general public, raises awareness on the current situation of cultural goods being smuggled in the MERCOSUR countries, and highlights the work being done by UNESCO and its partners to prevent the trafficking of cultural property in the region.

The event was organized by the UNESCO Montevideo Office and the Uruguay National Commission for UNESCO and financed by Spanish funds (AECID - Agencia Española para la Cooperación Internacional y el Desarrollo).

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