01.11.2013 - UNESCO Havana/Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

UNESCO Conventions under discussion in Mexico

One of the panels at work during the event.

From 22 to 25 October 2013, the Mexican capital welcomed the international meeting UNESCO Conventions: A vision articulated from Ibero-America, which gathered some 30 experts from the region to analyze and discuss those normative instruments. Organised by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the event counted with the support of the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) and the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) as well as of UNESCO and its Offices in Mexico, Havana and Quito.

At the meeting's work sessions, the central themes were the principal UNESCO Conventions: Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954), Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001), Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970) and Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972).

The UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, based in the Cuban capital, was represented by Tatiana Villegas, Culture Programme specialist, who spoke of progress, capacity-building and archaeological research for the implementation of the 2001 Convention.

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