Presentation “The fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods in Central America” at the Meeting of the Red Centroamericana de Antropología

When, local time: 
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Montserrat Martell Domingo

The paper titled “The fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods in Central America” will be presented at the XI Meeting of the Red Centroamericana de Antropología. This presentation seeks to sensitize, create awareness, communicate and create spaces for discussion among the Central American youth about illicit trafficking of cultural goods.
The XI Meeting of the Red Centroamericana de Antropología will take place from 27 February to 2 March 2017 at Universidad de Costa Rica. Professionals, academics, and students from Central America will attend the meeting. Guiselle Chang Vargas has organized the Symposium “Values and Risks concerning Cultural Heritage” as part of the meeting. This symposium aims to highlight both the value of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Central America, as well as the problems that it faces.
In this context, the Culture Programme at the UNESCO Multicountry office in San José will present a paper titled “The fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods in Central America”. The presentation of this paper seeks to highlight the problem of illicit trafficking in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic. It will also present the results of the regional project over the last year that allowed the design of strategies for protecting and combating illicit trafficking of cultural goods. Such strategies are designed based on the Central American experience, taking into account each one of the countries and the region as a whole.