UNESCO to create an Observatory for the Safeguarding of Syria's Cultural Heritage – University of Copenhagen

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03 June 2014

UNESCO to create an Observatory for the Safeguarding of Syria's Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

UNESCO will establish an observatory in Beirut (Lebanon) to monitor and assess the state of Syria’s cultural heritage. The decision was made during an international meeting of experts held at UNESCO from 26 - 28 May. The Observatory will monitor the state of buildings, artefacts and intangible cultural heritage to combat illicit trafficking and collect information to restore heritage once the fighting is over.

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