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Cultural Heritage Under Attack

Language: English

The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, it has become a tactic of war to tear societies over the long term, in a strategy of cultural cleansing. This is why defending cultural heritage is more than a cultural issue, it is a security imperative, inseparable from that of defending human lives
- UNESCO Director-General to the Security Council, 24 March 2017

Playlist contents:
- Speech by UNESCO DG,
- Archaeological Site of Nimrud (before destruction)
- Archaeological Site of Hetra (before destruction)
- Cultural Heritage in Iraq
- Stop Cultural Cleansing
- #Unite4Heritage

Topics and Tags
Place/region: Nimrud, Hatra, Iraq, Syria, Southwest Asia
Type: Speech
Production and personalities:
Speaker: Irina Bokova
Publisher: UNESCO TV; UNESCO Culture Sector
Published in:
Rights: CC-BY-SA

Original: Video.MOV
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-playlist-ch_under_attack
Rights holder: UNESCO