Heritage and development

Regional Project on Cultural, Urban and Environmental Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean (RLA)
UNDP - UNESCO (1976 - 1995)



During the years 1976 - 1995 Unesco in collaboration with UNDP and the World Heritage Center assisted Latin American governments in the establishment and execution of a REGIONAL Project of Cultural/Urban and Environmental Heritage. Projecto Regional de Patrimonio Cultural ,Urbano- Ambiental(RLA)

The Regional Project had its headquarters in Lima, Peru for almost 19 years.

It started with 6 participating countries in the Andean region, namely Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

By 1995 there were 26 participating countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which participated in the development and execution of this REGIONAL project:

- Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Surinam, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela ..... more

The publications are in Spanish and in some cases with versions and/or resume’s in English, French and Portuguese. Some publications are exclusively in English e.g Jamaica (UNDP-UNESCO-IADB) and Museums in the Caribbean

The subject matters are:

A1. Monuments and Urban Compounds/ Historic Cities/ Built Heritage
A2. International UNESCO Campaigns in LAC
A3. Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Movable)
A4. Museums
A5. Construction Materials - (Adobe, stone, etc..) Built Heritage
A6. Archaeology
A7. Traditional Technologies of patrimonial value
A8. Feasibility Studies for investment projects in Heritage (historic cities etc.)
A9. Manpower Needs: Human and Economic Resources in Cultural Heritage
A10. Music, Dance, Theater, Traditions
A11. Comics and Educational Material
A12. Social Communication and Heritage
A13. Monitoring Reports
A14. Project Documents, Mid-Term Reviews, and External Evaluation Reports
A15. Sustainable Human Development in the MAYA Region and in LAC