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Al Adiliyya Mosque, Aleppo, Syria, in early 2014 / © UNESCO

 

Eligible projects

The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial and other assistance in support of preparatory and other measures usually taken in peacetime, such as the preparation of inventories, the planning of emergency measures for protection against fire or structural collapse, the preparation for the removal of movable cultural property or the provision for adequate in situ protection of such property, and to develop and implement training and educational programmes on the protection of cultural property.

The Fund also serves to provide financial and other assistance for emergency, provisional and other measures to protect cultural property during periods of armed conflict or recovery immediately after the end of hostilities.

The Fund can also be used for financing international and other forms of assistance provided by the Committee.

 

Who can apply

In accordance with Article 32 of the 1999 Second Protocol, States Parties to the 1999 Second Protocol may request the 1999 Second Protocol Intergovernmental Committee to provide international and other forms of assistance.

In addition, a party to a conflict which is not a Party to the 1999 Second Protocol but which accepts and applies the provisions of the Protocol may request international and other forms of assistance during the conflict.

Requests may also be submitted jointly by two or more Parties concerned.

Pursuant to paragraph 163 of the Guidelines for the Implementation of the 1999 Second Protocol, requests for all forms of international assistance provided by the Committee have to be submitted by or in cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of the Party to UNESCO, where appropriate.

Funding amount

There is no formal limit set for minimum or maximum amount of request. However, in practice, the amounts of requests range between 15,000 and 50,000 USD.

 

Implementation period

There is no formal limit set for minimum or maximum duration of projects. However, in practice, the projects are implemented within 24 months.

 

Languages of submission

English or French

Deadline

10 June 2020

The requests have to be submitted six months before the ordinary meeting of the 1999 Second Protocol Intergovernmental Committee.

Requests for emergency measures may be submitted at any time. Notwithstanding the six-month deadline, given their urgency, the Committee will consider these requests as soon as possible on an ad hoc basis.

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