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Situation in Mali for cultural heritage

The initial news media reports from Mali gave a worrying picture of the situation for cultural heritage in the northern provinces and especially Timbuktu. Most recent media and independent reports indicate that almost all of the cultural and intellectual heritage, including manuscripts, is safe. IFLA is a founding member… Read More

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  • 30 January 2013
  • By: anonymous

Protection of cultural heritage: Principles of Engagement will guide IFLA in emergency situations

The IFLA Governing Board has endorsed Principles of Engagement in library-related activities in times of crisis, conflict or disaster. The principles aim to encourage safeguarding and respect for cultural property especially by raising awareness and promoting disaster risk management and to strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. Read More

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  • 23 May 2012
  • By: anonymous

One year after the Earthquake in Japan

A year has now passed since the 9.0-magnitude earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded—and ensuing tsunami devastated Japan, leaving more than 15,000 dead, several thousand missing, hundreds of thousands displaced, massive property damage, and lingering nuclear worries. Read More

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  • 12 March 2012
  • By: anonymous