•At UN, global initiative launched boost protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and traffickers

28 Sep 2015 1:05 PM | Anonymous
  • At UN, global initiative launched boost protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and traffickers1

27 September 2015 – With a host of world leaders meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of the opening of the 70th session of the General Assembly, key UN agencies joined Interpol today to launch a major new initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and illicit traffickers.

The ‘Protecting Cultural Heritage – An Imperative for Humanity’ initiative was presented at the UN by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Italy and Jordan, with the participation of principals from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Interpol and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as well as ministers from various Member States. 

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