UNESCO Regional Seminar on the Fight against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property for the Caribbean

Carabinieri inspecting recovered stolen cultural property.

This workshop is organized by UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean with the cooperation of the UNESCO Kingston office, the National Commission for UNESCO and the cultural authorities of Saint Lucia. It is financed by the UNESCO Director General Emergency Fund, the Havana Office and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands as part of UNESCO’s global effort to fight illicit traffic of cultural property worldwide in the framework of the Main Line of Action 2 of the UNESCO Major Programme of Culture for the Biennium 2012-2013: Enhancing the protection of cultural property and fighting against traffic in cultural property through the effective implementation of the 1954, 1970 and 2001 Conventions.
The project is targeted towards the Caribbean sub-region and aims to create and develop national legal and operational capacities to fight against the illicit traffic in cultural property and facilitate its restitution through targeted legal and operational trainings and awareness raising activities with the cooperation of institutions such as INTERPOL and UNIDROIT-International Institution for the Unification of Private Law. The seminar will address government officials, police force, customs officials and cultural managers.

The training will support national efforts to ratify and effectively implement the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970), the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (1995), the 2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural and to facilitate sub-regional cooperation to exchange information and best practices on the fight against illicit traffic of cultural properties.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 03.12.2012 08:00 local time
End 07.12.2012 17:00 local time
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Focal point Villegas, Tatiana
Organizer UNESCO Offices in Havana and Kingston
Contact t.villegas@unesco.org.cu
Country Saint Lucia
City Castries
Venue Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean
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