"Newcastle University has been invited by UNESCO to join its prestigious universities network and establish the first ever UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace"



The Hague Municipality and the ministry of foreign affairs have created a special website to showcase the important work done by the International City of Peace and Justice.

thehaguepeacejustice.com features:

• News related to important international conferences and events taking place in The Hague;
• Factsheets about relevant topics including the local economy, security, and the history of The Hague as City of Peace and Justice;
• A toolkit with photo’s, video’s, interviews, and other useful downloads.

Peace Palace, The Hague

All materials published on the website may be used free of rights by anyone who wants to tell their personal story about peace and justice.

tiwtterTo follow and engage in online discussions about peace and justice people are encouraged to use the hashtag #peacejustice.


nav shield Blue Shieldwelcomes the announcement that the UK government promises to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention and both the 1954 and 1999 Protocols in the near future   Read more 

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nav shieldThe earthquakes in Nepal have cost the lives of thousands of people.
Also, many cultural and religious monuments are destroyed.

ICCROM project specialist Aparna Tandon, Rohit Jigyasu of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness – ICORP, and other partners have started the Kathamandu Cultural Emergency map which aims to collect information on the damage caused to cultural heritage sites and institutions in Nepal.
If you can help collect information please visit Kathmandu Cultural Emergency Map

To learn more about the project visit ICCROM

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nav shield 1 The United Nations Securtiy Council has adopted a resolution which, among other things, calls for a ban on trade in cultural materials illegaly removed from Syria. 

Resolution 2199

More than 250 leading academics and experts have signed an open letter calling on the UN to ban the trade of Syrian artefacts.
Read the 
full letter here

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Logo ICOM Illicit trafficking in works of art and cultural property has become a serious business over the past decades.
The International Council on Museums (ICOM) helps to bring this serious issue to light through the ICOM International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods.
Learn about good practices, awareness-raising, due diligence and much more here