Syrian heritage: strategy to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property
Amman, Jordan, 10-13 February 2013
Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Syria, UNESCO raised its concerns for the situation of the cultural heritage in the country and the risk of illicit traffic of cultural property.
Objectives, participants and partners
UNESCO, with the support of the Federal Office of Culture, Switzerland, and in cooperation with its international partners, is organizing an emergency Regional training workshop to raise awareness on the protection of the movable cultural heritage in Syria.
This meeting brings together international cultural heritage experts, as well as representatives from Syria and neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey) to discuss and develop an emergency strategy to address the issue of illicit trafficking of Syrian cultural property.
Representatives of FEDPOL, ICA, ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, IFLA, INTERPOL, UNIDROIT, WCO-RILO as well as specialized police (Carabinieri and OCBC) and international auction houses (Christies and Sotheby’s) participate in this meeti