It is vital that the international initiative from the Blue Shield is taken up and supported by local initiatives and a number of Blue Shield National Committees are (being) formed in great many a country.

The National Committees of the Blue Shield (NCBS):

  • bring together the different professions, local and national government, the emergency services and the armed forces.
  • provide a forum for them to improve emergency preparedness by sharing experiences and exchanging information.
  • provide a focus for raising national awareness of the threats to cultural heritage.
  • promote the ratification and implementation by national governments of the Hague Convention.

Each National Committee needs to be recognized by the Blue Shield
All National Committees must be set up in such a way as to conform to national legislation.

How to form a national Blue Shield committee