|Cultural Heritage and the Respect of Cultural Diversity in Iraq and Syria|
|01/12/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1353|
DGAM participate in the International Conference on the Protection of Cultural Heritage & the Respect of Cultural Diversity in Iraq and Syria
, organized by UNESCO on 3 December, at its headquarters in Paris.
The high level meeting aim to mobilize the international community not only to protect cultural and cultural diversity better, but also to harness the power they represent to respond to the sectarian violence that is tearing apart Iraq and Syria currently.
The International Conference will bring together high-level politicians, cultural professionals as well as experts from the defence and strategic studies community and special guests such as:
Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Regional Legal Advisor, ICRC Commission for Europe, The British Museum, Departement of Oriental Antiquities in Louvre, former Envoy of the UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Syria, World Monuments Fund, Cultural Heritage Without Borders, ICOM, ICOMOS, president of UNESCO Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict with Regulations, presedent of UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, Prince Claus Fund, international INTERPOL, UNHCR representative in France and Monaco, Programmes, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).
The themes covered by program include the following panels:
- Mrs.Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and
- M. Staffan de Mistura, Envoy of the UN Secretary General Special for Syria
- M. Nikolay Mladenov, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Iraq
- Mrs. Emily Rafferty, President, The Metropolitan Museum
First panels entitled "Cultural Cleaning - The threat Cultural Diversity
Second panels entitled "Protect cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria: a security imperative"
- Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert, Director, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
- Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, General Director of Antiquities and Museums, Syria
- Dr. Richard Kurin, Assistant Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
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