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1984

Creation of the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia on 12 December 1984, promoted by Fèlix Martí who was the first director of the Centre.

 

1986

Official visit to the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia by the director general of UNESCO, Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow.

 

1988

Official visit to the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia by the director general of UNESCO, Federico Mayor Zaragoza.

 

1993

Establishment of official relations with UNESCO. From this date onwards, the Centre sends a delegation to all UNESCO general conferences.

 

1994

The Centre became associated to the United Nations Department of Public Information.

 

1996

Enric Masllorens became president of the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia, substituting Joan Albaigés, the Centre's first president.

 

1999

Creation of the UNESCO Association for Interreligious Dialogue with the support of the UNESCO Centre UNESCO of Catalonia.

 

2001

Creation, by the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia, of the Linguapax Institute, with headquarters in Barcelona, in order to give continuity to UNESCO's Linguapax project created in Kiev in 1987.

 

Official visit to the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia by the director general of UNESCO, Koitchiro Matsuura, and official reception at the Parliament of Catalonia.

 

2002

The UNESCO Centre of Catalonia obtained consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

 

Creation of the Association of Internationally Recognised UNESCO Centres, of which the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia forms part.

 

2004

At the Universal Forum of Cultures held in Barcelona, the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia organised the Conference on Linguistic Diversity, Sustainability and Peace, and coordinated the local technical office of the 4th Parliament of World Religions.

 

2009

Actions to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Centre: international congress “Cohesion and peace through dialogue”, publication of 25 articles in the newspaper Avui and institutional ceremony at the Parliament of Catalonia.