Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) |
established by the General Conference at its 20th session, in 1978
(20 C/Res. 4/7.6/5).
amended by the General Conference at its 23rd (23 C/Res.
32.1) (1985) and 28th (28
C/Res. 22) (1995) sessions.
|Mission and mandate of the Committee
ways and means of facilitating bilateral negotiations for the restitution or
return of cultural property to its countries of origin; to promote
multilateral and bilateral co-operation in this respect; to encourage the
necessary research and studies for the establishment of coherent programmes
for the constitution of representative collections in countries whose
cultural heritage has been dispersed; to foster a public information
campaign on the real nature, scale and scope of the problem; to guide the
planning and implementation of UNESCO’s programme of activities in the
matter; to encourage the establishment or reinforcement of museums or other
institutions for the conservation of cultural property and the training of
the necessary scientific and technical personnel; to promote exchanges of
cultural property in accordance with the Recommendation on the International
Exchange of Cultural Property.
Committee consists of 22 Member States. Their 4-year term of office extends from
the end of the ordinary session of the General Conference during which they are
elected until the end of its second subsequent ordinary session.
States elected at the 31st session until the end of the 33rd
session: Barbade, Cameroon, China, Croatia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Peru,
Republic of Korea, Tunisia.
Other members of the Committee, elected at the 30th session and whose term of
office expires at the end of the 32nd session of the General Conference:
Angola, Côte d'Ivoire,
Czech Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of),
Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, United Republic of Tanzania.
|Geographical distribution among electoral
(as amended by 28 C/Res. 22 in 1995)
4 Vice-Chairpersons: Azerbaijan, Greece, China, Lebanon
|Meetings foreseen during the biennium
Committee will meet in 2003.
of Cultural Heritage
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membership of the Committee, by electoral group
Membership of the Committee
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