The Fight Against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property: The 1970 Convention Past and Future

  • 15 Mar 2011
  • 16 Mar 2011
  • UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
THE FIGHT AGAINST THE ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF CULTURAL PROPERTY

THE 1970 CONVENTION: PAST AND FUTURE

Paris, UNESCO Headquarters 15 and 16 March 2011

14 November 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This pioneering international legal instrument addresses a rapidly evolving issue that is attracting a significant political, media, diplomatic, and legal attention. On the 40th anniversary of the Convention, UNESCO revisits the history of the convention, and takes stock of its accomplishments, its strength and its weaknesses and examines principal challenges.

To celebrate this occasion, UNESCO has organized a media event on 15 and 16 March 2011. It will include a round table open to public and the press on the fight against the illicit traffic of cultural property, a press conference and a forum of reflections, intended for UNESCO Member States and leading experts, on the 1970 Convention and the illicit trafficking of the archaeological properties from illegal excavations. Both events will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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