Welcome to the Latin American and the Caribbean group (LAC) of ICOMOS international

LAC imageThe term Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is an acronym referring to the Caribbean and Latin America region. The term LAC covers an extensive region, extending from Bahamas and Mexico to Argentina and Chile. Latin America consists of 20 countries and 14 dependent territories, and as of 2nd March 2020, its population was estimated at more than 652 million. In these countries, Romance languages such as Spanish and Portuguese are predominantly spoken. There are 19 ICOMOS National Committees in Latin America and the Caribbean. Within the informal framework of the ICOMOS LAC Group, these Committees cooperate bilaterally, multilaterally, at sub-regional and regional level – and actively participate in ICOMOS’ international activities, in particular with the International Scientific Committees (for whom some Committees have national mirror Scientific Committees).

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Open letter from the ICOMOS Vice-President for the Americas in support ICOMOS Peru

logo as icomos peru consejo internacional de monumentos y sitiosFollowing an appeal by ICOMOS Peru, the ICOMOS Vice-President for the Americas, Dr. Arq. Leonardo Castriota, addressed an open letter to the Metropolitan Mayor, Dr. Jorge Muñoz Wells, concerning the demolition of the perimeter fence of the San Francisco de Lima Monumental Complex in the Historic Centre of Lima perpetrated by the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima in the early hours of 6 February 2022.

A large number of ICOMOS National Committees, ICOMOS members and cultural heritage professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean have endorsed this call.

Read the full Open letter in Spanish and its translations in English and in French



Cooperation and Policies in the realm of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Routes, and their relevance for the Bi-regional Partnership between the EU and LAC | 17-18 February 2022, online

1 8The EU-LAC Foundation (European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of Peru, organize two days of Dialogue Sessions on "Cooperation and policies in the realm of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Routes, and their relevance for the Bi-regional Partnership between the EU and LAC", online on 17 and 18 February 2022.

La Fundación EU-LAC y la Cancillería y el Ministerio de Cultura del Perú invitan cordialmente a las II Sesiones de Diálogo EU-LAC “La cooperación y las políticas en el marco del Patrimonio Cultural, los Itinerarios Culturales y su relevancia para la Asociación Birregional entre la Unión Europea, América Latina y el Caribe”, a celebrarse en 17-18 de febrero de 2022 de forma virttual.

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