The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)

The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)

    The Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It is the symbol specified in the 1954 Hague Convention for marking cultural sites to give them protection from attack in the event of armed conflict. It is also the name of an international committee set up in 1996 to work to protect the world's cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disasters.

    For more information: Protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflict