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Covid-19 Response

UNESCO supports Member States in tackling the pandemic in all its action for education, sciences, culture and knowledge sharing.

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World Environment Day: Biodiversity, 5 June 2020
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Resources to face COVID-19


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Visit us! New section at the Portal of Culture of Latin American and the Caribbean on how the region is facing Covid-19
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UNESCO launches the first ResiliArt discussion in the Caribbean within the framework of Transculture Project to discuss resilient art responses to Covid-19
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About La Havana Office

The UNESCO Regional Centre for the Western Hemisphere, was officially inaugurated in Havana in February 1950, although the decision to found such an institution in the Cuban capital dates back to 1948, when the Resolution concerning UNESCO's representation in the main cultural regions of the world, adopted at the Third General Conference held in Beirut that year, formalized its establishment in consideration of "the facilities available" in Havana for the performance of the Organization's mission in this geographical area. This historical fact makes UNESCO's present Regional Bureau for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean the first of its kind to be established outside the Organization's headquarters.

The Office performs multiple functions of great relevance and impact on the continent, namely the aforementioned Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Cluster Office for the Latin Caribbean (Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti) and UNESCO's Representation to the Governments of Cuba and Dominican Republic.


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