Breakfast with Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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I had the opportunity to attend a breakfast hosted by the Mandarin Oriental Miami last week to learn more about the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. The panel included Director General Irina Bokova; William D. Talbert, III, CDME, GMCVB; former Assistant Secretary of the Interior Nat Reed; Joe Mora, Miami Dade County’s Office of Economic Development and Sustainability. Superintendent of the Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Park Dan B. Kimball did an outstanding job as the moderator. The World Heritage Convention, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972, is an international treaty to identify and protect the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet.

The next time you are looking for a world heritage site in our backyard, visit the Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Park. If you are traveling, you can purchase the book World Heritage Sites on Amazon for under $25!