Newsletter of the Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean
In 2014, UNESCO celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The Slave Route Project, launched in 1994 in Ouidah (Benin). Resolution 37 C/Res1.VI adopted at the 37th session of UNESCO's General Conference requested the Director-General "to develop and implement a programme of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the project in different regions of the world". This celebration is also part of the 50th anniversary of the General History of Africa project.
In addition, it prefigures the launch in January 2015, of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). Latin America and the Caribbean join the celebration with programmes of activities in a number of Member States.
This issue of the Newsletter of the Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean is devoted to disseminate the information on the activities in the Region in the context of the 20th anniversary of The Slave Route. It is also our tribute to those men and women which were victims of that crime against humanity and gave us not only their sweat and blood, but the rich cultural heritage born of that tragedy.