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Cultural Heritage Under Attack

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“The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, it has become a tactic of war to tear societies over the long term, in a strategy of cultural cleansing. This is why defending cultural heritage is more than a cultural issue, it is a security imperative, inseparable from that of defending human lives," - UNESCO Director-General to the Security Council, 24 March 2017

Playlist contents:
- Speech by UNESCO DG,
- Archaeological Site of Nimrud (before destruction)
- Archaeological Site of Hetra (before destruction)
- Cultural Heritage in Iraq
- Stop Cultural Cleansing
- #Unite4Heritage

Place/region: Nimrud, Hatra, Iraq, Syria, Southwest Asia
Type: Speech
Authors and personalities: Irina Bokova, speaker.
Production: UNESCO TV, producer.
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Rights: CC-BY-SA

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