Reports - Previous Sessions of the International Scientific Committee

  • Ouidah, Benin, 6-8 September 1994:
    launching of the project by the Director General of UNESCO, President Nicéphore Soglo of Benin and members of the International Scientific Committee.
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  • Cabinda, Angola, 6-8 November 1996:
    establishment of networks and research institutions responsible for project implementation.
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  • Lisbon, Portugal, 11-12 December 1998:
    review of the implementation of the project and, in particular, the nature of networks and the question of ideological and legal foundations of slavery and the slave trade.
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  • Palermo, Italy, 21-23 September 2000:
    study of slavery in the Mediterranean.
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  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17-21 December 2001:
    presentation of research networks on Afro-American.
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  • Paris, France, 22-24 February 2006:
    review the findings of the external evaluation of the project, the new strategy in the second phase of the project and defining the role and contribution of new international scientific committee.
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  • Paris, France, 17-18 February 2009:
    renewal of the committee, extension of the geographical area of project implementation and definition of new research themes.
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Composed of twenty members appointed by the Director General of UNESCO, the International Scientific Committee is responsible for ensuring an objective approach and, if possible, consensus to issues of The Slave Route and to advise UNESCO on guidelines for the project.

The International Scientific Committee works closely with the Secretariat of the UNESCO project.

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