Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project

Poster celebration of 23 August

Convened every two years by the UNESCO Director-General, the meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the Slave Route Project takes place in Bogota, with financial support from the Colombian government through its Ministry of Culture.
The International Scientific Committee is an advisory body to UNESCO which guarantees an objective and consensual approach to the Slave Route project’s lines of actions and the conduct of its activities since its inception in 1994.

It is composed of 20 members serving in their personal capacity and appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO, who represent different scientific disciplines and cover all regions of the world affected by this history.

In accordance with the Statutes of the Committee, the meeting also marks the renewal of half of its members. Several important points are on the agenda of the Bogota meeting, including:
- The presentation of the 2009-2010 report of activities;
- The contribution of UNESCO-The Slave Route to 2011, International Year for People of African Descent;
- The review of activities to implement the next plan of action (2011-2013);
- The development of a reference document for the implementation of a research program on the slave trade and slavery and its contemporary implications;
- The implementation of a United Nations Resolution on the permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the slave trade to be erected in UN Headquarters in New York.


Type of Event Category 5-Advisory Committee
Start 28.02.2011 08:00 local time
End 03.03.2011 18:00 local time
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Focal point Moussa Iye, Ali
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Moussa Iye, Ali
Country Colombia
City Bogota
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Language of Event English
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Official Website
Link 1 More about the International Scientific Committee and its previous meetings
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