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  • Waterfall of the Iguazu national Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List as a cross-border site shared with Brazil

Argentina has been part of UNESCO since September 15, 1948.

Buenos Aires houses the regional headquarters of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). In May 2007, Buenos Aires hosted the second meeting of UNESCO’s Working Group on Debt Swaps for Education.

Argentina’s Ministry of Social Development hosted the Forum of Ministers for Latin America in May 2007, in the context of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, focused on best practices in policy-making.

Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), which works closely with UNESCO, hosted a workshop on earth remote sensing for educators in 2006 and is helping provide space technologies to assist developing countries in monitoring UNESCO sites (World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves).

Buenos Aires and several other cities in Argentina have joined the UNESCO Coalition of Latin American and Caribbean Cities against racism, discrimination and xenophobia, launched in 2006.

Argentina’s Human Rights Documentary Heritage covering the period 1976 – 1983 (“Archives for Truth, Justice and Memory in the struggle against State Terrorism”) was inscribed in 2007 on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

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