Private Sector Partnerships

From 14:30 to 16:00, Wednesday 15 March 2016, Lima, Peru

Ricard Fornesa (Spain)

Martí Boada (Spain)

Organization/Institution in Charge


The UNESCO International Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves marks the first time UNESCO has collaborated with a private entity, resulting in a new, imaginative formula that seeks to serve as an example for other centres that may be created under the auspices of UNESCO. This is without a doubt a bold move by a 21st century company concerned about environmental and cultural heritage, saving a castle from ruin by renovating it and providing it with a new use to guarantee its survival.

The UNESCO International Centre is a landmark project, representing, in itself, a biosphere reserve that brings together history, the environment and culture. It is currently a geographical reference point within the Mediterranean region and serves as a model for international cooperation and a collaboration platform between the two shores of the Mediterranean. Moreover, the Centre acts as a facilitator for the development of agreements and links between all of the reserves.



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