Graciela Edith Pérez

Bachelor’s in Librarianship and Documentation in charge of the Depository Library of the United Nations and Habitat

Mar del Plata (Argentina)

October 2017

Biography —

Documentary Librarian (National University of Mar del Plata, 1989), professional animator of Unesco (Unesco Center of San Sebastian, Spain, 1996), Bachelor’s in Library Science and Documentation (National University of Mar del Plata, 1999), PhD student in Librarianship (University of Granada, approved academic phase, 2004), responsible for the Depository Library of the United Nations and Habitat, Municipality of General Pueyrredón, (1993-present). From 1987 to 1993 she was a librarian in schools and libraries. And in 1993 she fulfilled tasks of Supervision of Libraries, Municipality of General Pueyrredón.

Today she is member of the Organizing Committee of the Regional Models of the United Nations (Simulations of debates of the UN), University Models of the AEO. And she is also a member of the Founding Committee of the First Center for Professional Animators of Unesco in Argentina.

Project —

The United Nations Models are educational and cultural events in which young people of middle and university level, main protagonists, participate as ambassadors and delegates (they will represent the different Member States or international organizations and non-governmental organizations recognized by the UN), debate on relevant topics of the global agenda. “An indisputable ally of democracy and the rule of law, this Program encourages discussion, dialogue and tolerance with other cultures and other ways of thinking.” Other young people will be the MNU authorities. All of them will be the direct beneficiaries of this experience. The project converted the Depository Library of the United Nations and Habitat into an Information Center.