The Permanent Memorial Committee and UNESCO invited designers to submit proposals for an appropriate memorial in keeping with the following theme: “Acknowledging the Tragedy: Considering the Legacy: Lest We Forget”. The goal of the competition was to identify and select an outstanding design for the Memorial to enshrine the legacy of millions of African captives whose untold stories, memories and contribution to humanity forever changed the world’s societies.
All initial expressions of interest will be reviewed by an appropriate mechanism established by UNESCO in collaboration with the Permanent Memorial Committee; and a short list of 16 entries will be forwarded to the Committee in New York to be assessed by an independent international panel of judges
Ended: December 19, 2011.
(deadline was extended to 23 January)
The work being undertaken by UNESCO with regard to the slave route project complements the initiative to erect a memorial at the United Nations.
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