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A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy. Yet often, these processes are not limited to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 October 2020

Blue Shield Statement on Ukraine

Following the civil conflict that has been shaking the Ukraine, the Blue Shield wishes to express its deep concern regarding the safeguarding and protection of the country’s invaluable cultural and historical heritage, as well as the institutions that house them and the people that care for them. Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield Statement on Iraq

June 17, 2014 PROTECTION OF IRAQI CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES Blue Shield is appalled by the great suffering and loss of life in the current fighting in Iraq and expresses great concern about the safety of Iraq’s invaluable cultural and historical heritage.  Blue Shield urges all… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield Statement on Palmyra

22 April 2016 Palmyra and the wider historic environment in Syria In the latest Statement of the Blue Shield, the organisation welcomes the removal of Da’esh from the World Heritage Site of Palmyra and stresses that it stands ready to support and stand… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Get Into Blue Shield Guide

During the past years, we have continued to see our cultural heritage suffer damage and destruction. Natural or man-made disasters, wars and ethnic or religious conflicts represent a significant threat to the ability of future generations to enjoy the heritage we have today. Read More

  • Publications
  • 18 July 2018

Get Into Blue Shield Guide

The Blue Shield aims to be the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It takes a cross-sectoral approach to its work, including libraries, museums, monuments and sites, and archives. It works for the protection of the world’s cultural heritage by coordinating preparations to meet and respond to emergency situations as well as providing post-crisis support. Read More

  • News
  • 18 July 2018
  • By: anonymous

Blue Shield International General Assembly

The Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It is the protective emblem specified in the 1954 Hague Convention (Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict) for marking cultural sites to give them protection from attack in the event… Read More

  • Events
  • 29 August 2017

Blue Shield Statement on Palmyra issued today

In the latest Statement of the Blue Shield, the organisation welcomes the removal of Da’esh from the World Heritage Site of Palmyra and stresses that it stands ready to support and stand together with Syrian colleagues to work on stabilising the site and prepare it for the future. Read More

  • News
  • 22 April 2016
  • By: anonymous