On Tuesday, the museum and site of memory that commemorates the spot was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced Tuesday morning at the World Heritage Committee’s 45th Convention in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The road to the World Heritage List began in 2015, when the Argentine government began negotiations with UNESCO. In 2017, the World Heritage Center included the ESMA Museum on its tentative list. The Argentine delegation in Riyadh was headed by Human Rights Secretary Horacio Pietragalla Corti, ESMA Museum executive director María Marcela ‘Mayki’ Gorosito, and the general coordinator of the Work Plan for the candidacy of the ESMA Museum, Mauricio Cohen Salama.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald September 19, 2023 14:29 UTC