Secretary of State John Kerry remarks on threats to cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq.
Press Release Heritage for Peace
"After discussions with the Ministry of Culture and Family Affairs of the Syrian Interim Government in Gaziantep, Turkey Heritage for Peace was asked to design a Task Force on Antiquities and Museums with funding from The Dutch Government for the first phase of the project. The proposed structure for the Task Force by Heritage for Peace was sent to the Deputy Minister of Culture and Family Affairs on July 14, 2014, and is now under consideration."
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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT- March 2015
ICCROM, UNESCO Netherlands National Committee and the Smithsonian Insitution are organising the international training course First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict.
The training will take place in the Netherlands. Information & Registration
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PROTECTION OF IRAQI CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES
Blue Shield is appalled by the great suffering and loss of life in the current fighting in Iraq and expresses great concern about the safety of Iraq's invaluable cultural and historical heritage.
Blue Shield urges all armed combatants to observe the international laws that protect cultural heritage and to act responsibly, safeguarding the testimony of Iraq's unique history for the enrichment of future generations.
TOWARDS A PROTECTION OF THE SYRIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE: A SUMMARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSES (MARCH 2011 – MARCH 2014)
UK based Archaeologist, Silvia Perini and Heritage consultant, Dr. Emma Cunliffe, in association with Heritage for Peace, have compiled a list which provides details about cultural heritage organisations and the actions they are taking towards the preservation and protection of Syria's tangible cultural heritage.