UNESCO Concludes Tour of Haiti


Above: the Citadel in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti’s tourism sector was on display last week for a visiting delegation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The 20-member delegation was in the country from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, led by Michaelle Jean, the former Governor General of Canada.

The trip was aimed at examining areas like civil protection, culture and tourism in the country.

Jean was joined by a number of officials, including Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaum and Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, among others.

The trip across Haiti’s cultural landscape also featured a visit to the historical centre of Jacmel, which is currently undergoing a large-scale refurbishment.

Haiti’s National History Park, which includes the Citadel, San Souci and Ramiers, was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1982.

In 2010, UNESCO established the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding of Haitian Cultural Heritage.

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