Protecting Cultural Heritage Requires Global Response, Says INTERPOL Chief

02 Apr 2015 2:19 PM | Anonymous

Protecting Cultural Heritage Requires Global Response, Says INTERPOL Chief

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has highlighted the need for a concerted international effort to prevent the illicit trade in cultural heritage by terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.

Attending a high-level meeting convened by UNESCO regarding implementation of a recent United Nations Security Council resolution on the safeguarding of Iraqi and Syrian cultural items, Secretary General Stock underlined INTERPOL’s ongoing role in centralizing information on stolen cultural heritage and assisting member countries in identifying, locating and repatriating trafficked items. 

http://www.eurasiareview.com/01042015-protecting-cultural-heritage-requires-global-response-says-interpol-chief/