14.06.2016 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO Director-General and ICC President reaffirm joint commitment to end impunity for deliberate destruction of heritage

On an official visit to the International Criminal Court, the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, held a bilateral working meetings with President Ms Silvia Fernandez de Gurmandi, and deputy prosecutor James Stewart, to explore ways to deepen cooperation on the protection of cultural heritage and the fight against impunity of war crimes.

"UNESCO and ICC have come a long way together, to strenghten the rule of law, to change the mindset about the destruction of cultural heritage, and we are determined to go further, to end impunity for deliberate destruction of cultural heritage,"  said Irina Bokova. 

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