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Chile and UNESCO

Since July 7, 1953, Chile is a member of UNESCO. Santiago de Chile currently houses the headquarters of the Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Chile has five sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its geographical variety makes That is recognized as a cultural country. So much so that 2005, the Humberstone Saltpeter Offices Y Santa Laura were enrolled in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

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In 2003, the story of Chile is included in the Record “Memory of the World” of the UNESCO, by human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship from 1973-1990.

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Also UNESCO recognized as cultural documentary heritage to the order of Jesuits of America, in Chile.

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In addition, Chile has eight biosphere reserves that UNESCO has included to Program on Man and the Biosphere. Being the last limit recognized lto region of Cape Horn.

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Now, through the Local Indigenous Knowledge System, Chile, in work with UNESCO, focuses its activities of indigenous knowledge of Araucaria tree in The Andes, In the south of Chile.

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