BSI President joins international panel discussion during International Conference in Berlin on Cultural Heritage and Multilateralism: Regional and International Strategies for the Protection of Cultural Heritage On 16th November 2020, Professor Peter Stone, President of Blue Shield International (BSI) and UNESCO Chair for Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University (UK), joined two other [...]
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UNIFIL working with Blue Shield to secure the registered historic Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August. Following the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4th August 2020 Blue Shield Lebanon and partners have been working round the clock to compile a preliminary assessment of the damage, completing a [...]
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Karl von Habsburg, former President of BSI, and Peter Stone, current President of BSI, sign an MoU with Stefano Del Col, Head of Mission Force Commander, UNIFIL, 27 October 2020. © UNIFIL On Tuesday 27 October, 2020, Blue Shield International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIFIL - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. [...]
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Working together with the Antiquities Coalition and Genocide Watch, Blue Shield International presented an Amicus Curiae brief to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in support of the Prosecutor, in The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda, a case regarding the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An amicus curiae brief is a brief submitted by an [...]
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The Blue Shield notes with great sadness the resumption of armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and hopes that a peaceful solution to the current crisis can be found quickly and amicably. The Blue Shield notes that both Armenia and Azerbaijan have ratified the 1954 Hague Convention on the [...]
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Course photo from the MPSOTC website. In his first activity as President, Peter Stone supported the Greek MPSOTC / Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe pilot Cultural Property Protection course. The course, which took place online over one week, aimed to provide the participants with knowledge and practical skills to be capable to address [...]
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Around the Globe - Countries with a Blue Shield National Committee, August 2020. On 28 August, the Blue Shield hosted its first online General Assembly. We were delighted to welcome more than 40 representatives from Blue Shield national committees, committees under construction and all of its founding four organisations to its first ever virtual General [...]
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Welcome to the new Board! Following our General Assembly on Friday 28th August, Blue Shield is delighted to welcome its new Board members. Professor Peter Stone, former Vice-President, was elected to the position of President. From the National Committees, Kidong Bae, from the Republic of Korea Blue Shield Committee was re-elected Hamady Gaye, from the [...]
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BS President supports Lebanon: first damage report available Blue Shield Lebanon volunteers working to help secure the museums and libraries in Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August Karl Habsburg, President of the Blue Shield, is visiting Beirut to support the work of Blue Shield Lebanon and the Directorate General of Antiquities and other [...]
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Statement of Solidarity بيان تضامن مع لبنان ودعم لاستعادة التراث الثقافي المتضرر في بيروت Working closely with the international community to provide advice and guidance on protecting the damaged cultural heritage of Beirut, we support the Statement of Solidarity with Lebanon. Our hearts and minds are with the people of Beirut. We wish to express [...]
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