East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country. In the late 1975s, East Timor declared its independence. Later that year it was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and in 1976 was declared Indonesia's 27th province. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of [...]
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On August 29 2005 Katrina caused 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans, submerging eighty percent of the city. The storm surge also devastated the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, making Katrina the most destructive and costliest natural  disaster in the history of the United States, and the deadliest hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. [...]
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Afghanistan has (already) faced decades of war. Nevertheless the (international) community is trying to rebuild the war-torn country. The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) have released the following statement on the international support pledged for the reconstruction of the Cultural Heritage in Afghanistan March 14th 2003 Notwithstanding the fact that several organisations and individuals [...]
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On the initiative of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) with the participation and support of UNESCO, a seminar was held in Radenci, Slovenia, from 12 to 16 November 1998. Representatives of UNESCO, and of the four non‐governmental organisations that constitute the ICBS: the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International [...]
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