UN General Assembly adopts Resolution on “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin” (New York, 9 December 2015)

14 Dec 2015 8:22 AM | Anonymous

UN General Assembly adopts Resolution on “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin” (New York, 9 December 2015)

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Resolution on “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin” was unanimously adopted yesterday by the Plenary of the UN General Assembly, following a Greek initiative. The Resolution is submitted by our country every three years, and the final text was formulated through systematic consultation under the mediation of Greece, pursuant to relevant instructions from Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

The Resolution enjoyed wide acceptance, as it was co-sponsored by a total of 74 states, including many member states of the European Union, a significant number of Latin American states, as well as a number of Arab and African states. 

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