The Juno Beach Centre Signs Annual Partnership Agreement with the Memory Tourism Sites of Normandy
Since 2014, the D-Day Landing beaches have been on the Tentative list to join UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
The Normandy Region continues to this day to manage this proposal process, itself quite involved. The areas surrounding the Landing Beaches valorize the values of peace and freedom, both act as symbols of reconciliation between two old foes. Naming the Landing Beaches as World Heritage sites will both preserve their integrity, but also transmit to future generations the meaning of the fight for freedom and raise the international recognition of our territory as a host for these values. By the end of 2015, the website dedicated to raise support for the UNESCO bid had more than 40,000 signatures from French citizens and other from around the world.
The joint-agreement of the Memory Tourism Destination Sites of Normandy was first signed in 2014, was established especially to support the designation proposal, and all actions listed in the annual contracts thereafter were done in order to integrate the registration process. The development of these actions will enrich the application of the Landing Beaches, and each contract action incorporates issues related to this issue.
This agreement is therefore supportive of the UNESCO the registration project of the Landing Beaches World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Juno Beach Centre, as a Canadian museum from the landing beaches, is proud to be partner of this contract and to have signed for the 3rd year the annual contract that commits the museum in collaboration particularly in the areas of quality and mediation.
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