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Protection of heritage has become a humanitarian imperative and a security issue

UNESCO’s Director-General: “The protection of heritage has become a humanitarian imperative and a security issue”

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Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Irina Bokova, Sada Mire, and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović. Photo: Europa Nostra
Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Irina Bokova, Sada Mire, and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović. Photo: Europa Nostra

PRESS RELEASE

“The destruction of heritage is inseparable from the persecution of people. This is why we consider the protection of cultural heritage today as far more than a cultural issue. This has become a humanitarian imperative, and a security issue,” stated UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova yesterday in The Hague during the Europe Lecture 2016, organised by the European Lecture Weiterlesen