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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It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognises the Peruvian Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to Peru, and the new Committee. Peru has ratified the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols [...]
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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 [...]
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On 5 December 2018 Denmark’s ratification of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict came into force (i.e is now legally binding). The instruments for ratification were deposited by Denmark with the UNESCO General-Director on 5 September 2018. In the official [...]
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Caption: BS Georgia's President, Manana Tevzadze, speaking about threats to Georgian heritage at Cultural Heritage on Occupied Territories” held in Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec 2018. © M, Tevzadze, Blue Shield Georgia, 2018. On December 3rd. 2018, the Georgian National Museum hosted a scientific conference “Cultural Heritage on Occupied Territories”. The conference was not limited to scientists and [...]
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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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Caption: Group of participants to the BS NC meeting standing in front of the European Parliament © Leyla Strobl, Roerich Foundation, 2018 Blue Shield National Committees from Europe gathered together in Brussels on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. During the meeting, hosted and co-organised by the Belgian and Austrian National Committee [...]
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