Previous Statements and Actions by UNESCO Director-General

Director-General calls for vigilance

August 2014 – After receiving a letter from H.E. Ambassador Mahmood Al-Mullakhalaf, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Iraq to UNESCO, calling on “…all nations of the world to stand with Iraq…” in protecting its cultural heritage, the UNESCO Director-General sent letters to all States Parties and non-States Parties to the 1970 Convention, as well as to major museums and auction houses worldwide, in order to forward the Ambassador’s call while the country’s heritage is facing increased risks of looting. More

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