12.10.2016 - Culture Sector

11th Meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

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Eleventh meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict will take place at UNESCO Headquarters from 8 to 9 December 2016 in Room XI (Fontenoy building).

The Committee is composed of twelve States Parties to the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. It shall meet once a year in ordinary session.

Among the items on the Agenda the Committee will examine the following:

  • Consideration of requests for the granting of enhanced protection: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta (Georgia) and Tomb of Askia (Mali)
  • Request for international assistance from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict submitted by Mali in connection with the request for the granting of enhanced protection for the Tomb of Aski
  • Procedure for the granting of enhanced protection: methodologies for the evaluation of the conditions set forth by Article 10 of the 1999 Second Protoco
  • Report of the Blue Shield on the situations where cultural property is at risk in the context of an armed conflict, including occupation
  • Cultural property and its immediate surrounding
  • The notions of “control” and “jurisdiction” as set forth in Articles 10 (c) and 11 (2) pf the Second Protocol: perspectives under international law and international case-law
  • Development of synergies with other UNESCO’s normative instruments and programmes and strengthening partnerships
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Follow-up to the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions and to the evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-Setting Work of the Culture Sector
  • Follow-up to the Recommendations of the External Auditor’s “Report on the governance of UNESCO and dependant funds, programmes and entities” (Document 38C/23)
  • Report on the discrepancies between the English and French versions of the Second Protocol

Working Documents

  • C54/16/11.COM/3 : EN | FR 
    Provisional Agenda 
  • C54/16/11.COM/15 : EN | FR
    Report on the discrepancies between the French and English versions of the Second Protocol 



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