Message by UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture to LALI

Message by Mr Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture on the occasion of the

INICIATIVA LATINOAMERICANA DEL PAISAJE
2nd FORO INTERNACIONAL LALI GUAYAQUIL

El Paisaje como Catalizador
CENTRO REGIONAL GUAYAQUIL, 30 October 2013

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It is a great pleasure for me to send my warm greetings to the participants of this international forum, which will certainly provide new opportunities for the Latin- American landscape initiative.
I would like to express my special appreciation to the representative of IFLA International Ms Moore and the former president of IFLA, Ms Fajardo. The agenda addresses a truly interdisciplinary subject: landscapes;

We may have different approaches to landscapes – each culture and community may have a different understanding of the concept, but there can be no doubt that landscapes are a part of our daily lives
UNESCO has extensive experience dealing with landscapes: Since the 1962 Recommendation on the Beauty and Character of Landscapes…

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