Regional training on Syrian cultural heritage: addressing the issue of illicit trafficking

One of the mosaics stolen from the ruins of Afamya in the city of Hama

As a part of UNESCO’s response to the current Syrian crisis, the Amman Office is organizing a four-day regional training to promote awareness and cooperation on illicit trafficking of Syrian cultural property.

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan and with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for Culture, the UNESCO Offices in Iraq, Beirut, Venice and the Culture Heritage Protection Treaties Section at UNESCO headquarters, the event is being organized by UNESCO Office in Amman and will take place in Amman from 10 to 13 February 2013. Representatives from Syria and neighbouring countries, togehter with international experts, will discuss the situation of illicit traffic and looting of cultural artifacts of Syria.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 10.02.2013 08:00 local time
End 13.02.2013 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Gamba, Valentina
Country Jordan
City Amman
Venue Marriott Hotel Amman
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Arabic
Estimated number of participants 70
Official Website
Link 1 Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property
Link 2 Protection of Cultural Heritage in case of Armed Conflict
Link 3 UNESCO Office in Amman, Jordan
Link 4