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  • Newsletter  N°71
  • November 2009

ChefTeNgara165.gifChief Te Ngara, Woodcarving, New-Zealand © Ngati Awa/UNESCO

The Essence of Human Creation threatened by Looting

Considered a foremost cause of criminality in the world today, the illicit traffic of cultural property pervades all regions of our planet. The opening of borders, the increasing number of armed conflicts, poverty, and the exponential growth of the art market are some of the factors accounting for the fact that cultural objects are so avidly coveted. UNESCO and its partners continue to wage the battle against a scourge that undermines the very identity of peoples worldwide. 


From 26-10-2009    to   02-11-2009  (Yogyakarta - Indonesia) 

Workshop on Museum Storage Management More

From 02-11-2009    to   08-11-2009  (Maupiti, French Polynesia - France) 

Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop 2009 More

From 03-11-2009    to   07-11-2009  (Yogyakarta - Indonesia) 

International Coordination Meeting for Safeguarding Borobudur and Prambanan World Heritage Sites More

From 03-11-2009    to   15-11-2009  (Saida - Lebanon) 

Workshop for Schools Teachers on the Usage of the Educational Kit “World Heritage in Young Hands” More

From 11-11-2009    to   15-11-2009  (Catania, Sicily - Italy) 

First World Conference "Volcanoes, Landscapes and Cultures" More

From 12-11-2009    to   16-11-2009  (Accra - Ghana) 

High Vibes Festival 2009 More

From 13-11-2009    to   15-11-2009  (Paris - France) 

Roundtable of the French-Speaking Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2009 More

From 14-11-2009    to   18-11-2009  (Acre - Israel) 

2nd International Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction to Cultural Heritage More

From 18-11-2009    to   21-11-2009  (Harare - Zimbabwe) 

UNESCO’s project “Strengthening national policies and priorities among Ministries in sub-Saharan Africa” More

From 18-11-2009    to   21-11-2009  (Paris - France) 

Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation More

From 23-11-2009    to   24-11-2009  (Paris - France) 

The 8th Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict More

From 24-11-2009    to   26-11-2009  (Paris - France) 

The 3rd Meeting of the States Parties to the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict More
Witnesses to History: Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural Objects  More

UNESCO World Report 2: Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue  More

Museum International N° 241-2: Return of Cultural Objects: The Athens Conference (periodical)  More

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