UNESCO’s Director-General inaugurates in Spain the first MAB Category 2 Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves

On 5 April 2014, the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, together with H.E. Mr Juan Manuel de Barandica y Luxán, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Spain to UNESCO and Mr Salvador Alemany, President of the Abertis Group, signed a tripartite agreement establishing the UNESCO Centre on Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves in Castellet i Gornal, Barcelona, Spain.

This first Centre of the MAB Programme under UNESCO auspices will act as a platform for training and transferring advanced knowledge on environmental and societal issues between developed and developing countries in the Mediterranean basin and it will facilitate joint programmes between biospheres reserves.

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