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Presser on Destruction and Trafficking of Cultural Heritage by Terrorist Groups

Mar 24, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, 24 March 2017 – Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova during a Press encounter today at the UN Headquarters in New York after her Security Council Meeting. The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2347 (2017), condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage in the context of armed conflicts, notably by terrorist groups. The resolution also requests Member States to take appropriate steps to prevent and counter the illicit trade and trafficking in cultural property originating from a context of armed conflict, notably from terrorist groups. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, March 24 2017 UN political chief [Read More]

SRSG Zerrougui statement on Protecting Education from Attack

Jun 25, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Geneva, Switzerland, June 24 2015 The full spectrum of parties-to-conflict puts schools and universities to use for a multitude of self-serving purposes, including as barracks, or training grounds – even as weapons stores or defensive positions. While some claim there is a military logic to using schools, Governments and military commanders must also be cognizant of the grave repercussions such commandeering has on children’s right to education. At worst, it can turn the school into an immediate target, thereby endangering the lives of any children in the vicinity, and risking structural damage from weapons fire that [Read More]

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