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National Consultation Meeting on the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

A National Consultation Meeting on the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage takes place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 27 and 28 June 2011, as part of the program aimed at raising awareness on this important UNESCO normative instrument and its relevance with regards to the need to protect the underwater cultural heritage in the Caribbean.
The meeting is organized by the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development and the National Office of Underwater Cultural Heritage of the Dominican Republic.

Government representatives from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Navy and the Naval Academy of the Dominican Republic participate in the meeting together with international experts in the protection and management of the underwater cultural heritage. Experts from Honduras, Spain and Mexico, State parties to the 2001 Convention, exchange experiences and discus challenges they faced in the process towards the ratification of the 2001 Convention.

Students specializing in Anthropology and History from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo participate in the meeting and are invited in order to identify possible future candidates for training programmes on underwater archaeology and heritage protection.

Latin American and Caribbean countries share a historic past that has left its imprint at the bottom of the sea, rivers and other inland waters. International cooperation and training programmes will help in the implementation of protection measures to ensure the safeguarding of this common heritage for future generations.


Details

Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 27.06.2011 08:00 local time
End 28.06.2011 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Villegas, Tatiana
Organizer UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean and the National Office of Underwater Cultural Heritage of the Dominican Republic
Contact t.villegas@unesco.org.cu
Country Dominican Republic
City Santo Domingo
Venue Hotel V Centenario
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Permanent Delegation Contact
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Language of Event Spanish
Estimated number of participants 40
Official Website UNESCO Office in Havana
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