Informal Reflection Group Meeting

The Informal Reflection Group (IRG) was established by the Subsidiary Committee of the Meeting of States Parties to the 1970 Convention, at its Third session on 30 September 2015 (Decision 3.SC 9).

2nd Meeting - July 2016

4 July 2016

The second meeting of the IRG met at UNESCO Headquarters in room IX.

1st Meeting - June 2016

3 to 5 June 2016, Delphi, Greece

Members and Observers of the Committee met in Delphi, Greece, to review the outcomes of the 30 March 2016 Roundtable “The movement of cultural property in 2016: regulation, international cooperation and diligence of professionals for cultural heritage protection”, organized within the framework of several decisions taken at its last session, with the goal to promote the dialogue between different actors, including strengthening cooperation with art market professionals.

Moreover, the Group discussed about establishing draft procedures to claim protected cultural property on sale at auction and exchange good practices. The Group also dealt with the simplification and standardization of the procedures in cases of theft, seizure or restitution, as well as a review of the national reports on the implementation of the 1970 Convention which were prepared at the last Session of the Subsidiary Committee.

This meeting is generously hosted by the Government of Greece with the support of the People’s Republic of China.

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