It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognise the Pasifika Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to the Pacific islands, and the new Committee of the Blue Shield for this achievement.
Blue Shield International is delighted by the impressive work carried out by the Pasifika committee in the protection of heritage, tangible as well as intangible. Most recently, Blue Shield International was proud to have contributed to the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop, held in Suva last November, which focused on the importance of cultural property protection in light of the 1954 Hague Convention and its two Protocols. The event brought together some 50 senior officials at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), the law enforcement agencies, the cultural institutions and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Fiji. More information about the event is available on the UNESCO website.
An action plan was developed as part of the event identifying priority actions for CPP. These include advancing the national processes in Fiji towards ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention and its Protocols through policy review and additional capacity building.
Blue Shield International once again congratulates the Pasifika Committee – welcome to the Blue Shield!