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UNESCO’s response to Syria: a plan of action to safeguard the country’s cultural heritage

27.03.2013 – UNESCO Office in Amman An action plan to address the situation of cultural heritage in Syria was developed as a result of the UNESCO Regional Training on Syrian Cultural Heritage, held in Amman in February 2013 that addressed the issue of illicit trafficking of Syrian cultural artifacts. As ...

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Regional training in Amman to address the illicit trafficking of cultural heritage in Syria

10.02.2013 – UNESCO Office in Amman As part of UNESCO’s action in response to the current Syrian crisis, the Amman Office has organized a four-day regional training workshop, from the 10th to 13th of February 2013, to promote awareness and cooperation to prevent the illicit trafficking of Syrian cultural property ...

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Protection of Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict: ICOMOS – ICCROM e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals

ICOMOS, in cooperation with ICCROM and the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria (DGAM), and in coordination with UNESCO, held an e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals from 7 to 8 January 2013 at the Damascus National Museum. The course was led by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee ...

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UNESCO Director-General deplores the increasing threats and possible damage on the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Syria

12.10.2012 – UNESCOPRESS UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today expressed utmost concern over the escalation of violence in Syria, in particular in the vicinity of several world heritage sites. The Director-General reiterates her appeal of 30 March 2012 to the parties involved in the conflict to protect all Syrian cultural heritage. ...

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The Director-General of UNESCO appeals for the Protection of the World Heritage City of Aleppo

26.07.2012 – UNESCO In light of escalated violence in the vicinity of several historic urban areas in Syria, the Director-General reiterates her appeal of 30 March 2012, to all parties involved in the conflict to protect all Syrian cultural heritage. UNESCO is particularly alarmed over reports of heavy fighting in ...

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Director-General of UNESCO appeals for protection of Syria’s cultural heritage

30.03.2012 – UNESCOPRESS The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today called for the protection of the cultural heritage of Syria. ‘Following a number of media reports that Syria’s cultural heritage is threatened by the current conflict, I wish to express my grave concern about possible damage to precious sites and ...

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