UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization





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  • The Oral and Graphic Expressions of the Wajapi

Brazil has inscribed 17 sites on the World Heritage List, and together with UNESCO, the country is committed to an extensive programme aimed to preserve the extraordinary biodiversity of Brazil's natural sites.

The oral and graphic arts of the Wajapi were proclaimed Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003, and a plan of action drawn up to safeguard that heritage. This distinction was also granted to the Samba de Roda of Recôncavo of Bahia in 2005.

Brazil is particularly attentive to cultural industries and calls on both the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, to ensure that development programmes are carried out in respect for cultural diversity.

In the framework of the Slave Route Project, Brazil participated in the Slave Trade Archives Project
The display of the “Lest We Forget” exhibition in Brasilia, Rio and São Paulo marked the International Year for the Commemoration of the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition.

An adolescent eco-job training programme was implemented in the Sao Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve

Actions linking biodiversity and cultural diversity have been organized in the interests of minority communities.

Cooperation between UNESCO and Brazil also extends to the sustainable development of cultural tourism and intercultural dialogue and interreligious dialogue in particular.

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