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Protecting Cultural Property – The Hague Convention and its two Protocols

Last week IFLA attended the International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention hosted by UNESCO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference brought together States representatives, experts, academics and civil society representatives to share achievements and challenges facing the implementation of the Protocol and in protecting cultural heritage against the threats by conflict or disaster. Read More

  • News
  • 08 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

Official recognition of a new Blue Shield Committee in Haiti

The International Committee on the Blue Shield is very pleased to share with you the official recognition of a new Blue Shield Committee in Haiti. Our colleagues deployed huge efforts to rescue and protect their rich and unique cultural heritage since January. The Blue Shield wishes… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield Statement on Egypt

31 January 2011 Following the recent events in Egypt, the Blue Shield expresses its great concern about the safeguarding of the country’s invaluable cultural heritage amid the existing turmoil. Starting last Friday evening, a number of important museums and sites… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield Statement on Christchurch

3 March 2011 Following the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Blue Shield expresses its great sorrow for the loss of lives and the destructions the city’s cultural heritage sites and institutions suffered. The city of Christchurch has been rocked by… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield Statement on Libya

14 March 2011 Following the recent events in Libya, the Blue Shield expresses its great concern about the safeguarding of the country’s invaluable cultural heritage amid the existing turmoil. The Blue Shield deplores the suffering and loss of life this conflict has imposed on… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield Statement on Syria

(Copy of the original article on the Blue Shield website) 17 May 2011 Following the recent events in Syria, the Blue Shield expresses its deep concern regarding the safeguarding of the country’s invaluable cultural and historical heritage. The Blue Shield also deplores the suffering and loss… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield 2nd Statement on Libya

21  June 2011 As the situation in Libya endures, the organisation and its members continue to deplore the suffering and loss of life this conflict imposes on the Libyan population. The Blue Shield reaffirms its initial statement of 14 March 2011 for the protection of… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield 2nd Statement on Egypt

20 December 2011 As the altercations in Egypt endure, and following the recent damages suffered by the Institut d’Egypte in Cairo, the Blue Shield expresses its great concern regarding the safeguarding of the country’s invaluable cultural heritage amidst the ongoing turmoil, and… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019

Blue Shield – 2nd Statement on Syria

The recent events are great cause for apprehension for the world heritage community. Both the tragedies suffered by the people of the Syrian Arab Republic and the dangers faced by heritage sites and institutions give reason for distress. Syria’s cultural heritage is endangered on several… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2019