Participants at the UNESCO Capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention and the 1954 Hague Convention, Ramallah ©UNESCO Ramallah Office 2019 BSI attended the first national capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of [...]
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Caption: Participants engaged in a discussion on structure stabilisation of a damaged building during the exercise scenario planned as part of the CPP Special to Arm Course, Portsmouth, 16 October 2019 © UK Blue Shield UKBS was privileged to support the UK Reserves Cultural Property Protection Unit (CPPU) in running the UK’s first CPP Special [...]
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Cyclone Kenneth before landfall just east of Pemba as a Category 2 tropical cyclone on April 25, 2019 © NASA In March and April 2019, Mozambique was affected by two tropical cyclones: IDAI hit the centre of the country, KENNETH the North. Due to the extensive damage caused by these cyclones, the country needs urgent [...]
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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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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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Blue Shield Statement on Yemen, 04 June 2015

The Yemeni Civil War began in 2015 between two factions, each claiming to constitute the Yemeni government, along with their supporters and allies. In addition to worst of the worst humanitarian crises in history, with more than 3/4 of the population in need of aid according to the UN, the fighting has also led to [...]
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