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Latin America and the Caribbean contain a wealth of diverse cultural expressions that span thousands of years. This significant portion of the world’s cultural heritage is a major resource for social cohesion and development in the region, but it requires conservation and sustainable use.
The LATAM programme has been designed by institutions and experts from the conservation community in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a 12-year programme that will strengthen the capacities of conservation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean, improve communication and exchange in the region, and increase awareness on the need to protect its valuable heritage.
The role of ICCROM is to create a collaborative platform and provide the related instruments for intensifying and sustaining institutional collaboration across countries and cultural heritage sectors. The success of LATAM and the ability to implement activities will largely depend on the response and active participation of heritage institutions, in particular, those from Latin America and the Caribbean.
LATAM is working for your heritage, and for this reason, we encourage you to get involved and work together for the conservation of this valuable history. If you're looking to work at a regional level, improve cooperation with other countries, and learn from broader experiences, share your initiatives with us!
27 March, 2013