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Protection and management of underwater and coastal cultural heritage for job creation in Santiago de Cuba (2014-2016)

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The project was presented in January 2015, in the framework of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Santiago de Cuba and the 70th anniversary of UNESCO.

It counts with the funding of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and is implemented by the Havana-based UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, in collaboration with the National Cultural Heritage Council (CNPC) of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, the Centre for Cultural and Natural Underwater Heritage Management and Conservation (belonging to the aforementioned entity), the government of Santiago de Cuba, the civil society and local specialized governmental and non-governmental agencies, with the support of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO, the AECID Technical Cooperation Office and the military attach of the Spanish Embassy in Cuba.

The overall objective of the project is the effective application of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and job generation in Santiago de Cuba through enhanced protection and management of the costal and underwater cultural resources giving priority to youth, gender equality and less favored communities.

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