Argentina was elected member of the World Heritage Committee

Argentina was elected member of the World Heritage Committee

Argentina was elected member of the World Heritage Committee – a body from which he was absent since 2005- in the elections that took place this Thursday, within the framework of the 23rd Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of World, Natural and Cultural Heritage, which is being held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where Marcela losardo She became a permanent ambassador to the organization.

This Committee, created in 1972, is made up of 24 Member States. His composition seeks to ensure a balanced representation of the different regions and cultures of the world. Among its functions is to periodically update the “World Heritage List”, the “List of World Heritage in Danger”, as well as to analyze requests for international assistance for natural and cultural properties from the States Parties.

At present, Argentina has eleven sites inscribed on the World Heritage List: Los Glaciares National Park (Santa Cruz, 1981); Jesuit Missions of the Guarani (Argentina-Brazil binational, 1984); National Park Iguazu (Misiones, 1984); Peninsula Valdes (Chubut, 1999); Cave of the Hands, River Pinturas (Santa Cruz, 1999); Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks (San Juan / La Rioja, 2000); Block and Jesuit Estancias (Córdoba, 2000); Humahuaca (Jujuy, 2003); Qhapaq Ñan – Andean road system (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza and Tucumán – multinational Argentina-Bolivia-Chile-Colombia-Ecuador-Peru, 2014); Le Corbusier’s Architectural Work – Exceptional Contribution to the Modern Movement (Buenos Aires – multinational Argentina, Germany, Belgium, France, India, Japan, Switzerland, 2016) and Los Alerces National Park (Chubut, 2017).

Meanwhile, yesterday the former Minister of Justice, Marcela losardo, presented to the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, the credentials that accredit her as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Argentina to the organization.

During the meeting, Losardo and Azoulay discussed the role of the organization in the fight against social inequalities, the response to the climate emergency and the prominent role of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), chaired by an Argentine, the need to guarantee equitable access to digital tools and to ensure a quality education throughout their lives for all girls, women and diversities.

In addition, the Director of General of Unesco He mentioned the judge training program that the organization has been promoting, aligned with Losardo in the key role of information and communications.

Both highlighted the decisive importance of education as an inclusive and transformative tool, as well as the importance of measures to guarantee gender equality.

Losardo ratified Argentina’s commitment to open science and to the fight to make COVID-19 vaccines global public goods. Unesco is deeply committed to the issue and, from the beginning of the pandemic, mobilized Member States to promote open science and strengthen international cooperation. es un sitio web oficial del Gobierno Argentino