Saturday, March 5, 2011

UNESCO awards the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo for his work for peace

Buenos Aires. .- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today awarded the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo with the Prize for the Promotion of Peace Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Argentine officials said. The Grandmothers, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice, have been awarded by UNESCO as the "persistent" search for their grandchildren "is an example in the world and reaffirmed the desire to build a future with memory, truth and justice, "said Argentine Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a statement to grant this award, UNESCO has taken into account the initiative of the Grandmothers to push the law that allowed the creation in 1987 of the National Genetic Data Bank, archiving DNA samples from all families disappeared during the dictatorship.

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