Participants to the Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol, Geneva © UNESCO, 2019 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention. In order to celebrate this occasion, UNESCO, in partnership with the Swiss Confederation, organised an international conference on the protection of cultural property [...]
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Air University’s Air Force Culture and Language Center hosted the fourth Annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium on March 27 – 29. More than 300 attendees joined the event: this year’s theme was ‘inter(culture) operability: how to enhance alliances and engage with new partners’. Dr Paul Fox from Blue Shield International was formally invited [...]
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Discussion of the CPP Estimate Process for use in Exercise Double River (DORR19), with NATO Multinational CIMIC Group, March 2019. © BSI, March 2019 Exercise DORR 19 was a multi-level Deployable Forces (DF) exercise that aimed to train the Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) as a deployed CIMIC group. The command post exercise focused on both [...]
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Plaques showing some of the potential actors in a fictitious conflict scenario at NATO HQ ARRC, including the Blue Shield alongside other humanitarian actors. 5 March 2019 @BSI, 2019 Blue Shield International staff attended two days of a NATO planning exercise at the HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) in Gloucester, training staff from [...]
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Dr Paul Fox receives a certificate attendance for the Headquarters NATO National Rapid Deployable Corps Greece CMI-CIMIC seminar in Thessaloniki on Protection of Civilians. © Blue Shield International 2019 Dr Paul Fox recently participated in the Headquarters NATO National Rapid Deployable Corps Greece CMI-CIMIC seminar in Thessaloniki. The event enabled a detailed analysis of the recently approved [...]
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On the 15 January 2019, the UN Chair of the Security Council Committee wrote a letter to the President of the Security Council pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities, and Resolution 2347 (2017) on Cultural [...]
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Caption: Professor Peter Stone talking about proactive safeguarding during Planning for the Unthinkable conference at the V&A. @ Blue Shield International,2018 The Vice-President of the Blue Shield International, Professor Peter Stone, delivered a passionate speech about the role of BSI at the conference, Planning for the Unthinkable: Protecting the National Heritage Sector, organised and hosted by [...]
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Caption: Cpt Alette Smith, US Air Force, presents her syndicate findings to the attendees. © Blue Shield International, 2018. CPP played a major role in the annual Coping with Culture conference in Vienna, organised by the Bundeswehr’s Centre for Inner leadership and the Austrian National Defence Academy. Brigadier Dr Wolfgang Pelschel, Chief Editor, Austrian National Defence Academy [...]
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