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ICOM-CC and war

From: Jorgen Wadum <wadum>
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2003
The ICOM-Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) is an international
body of conservator-restorers that is committed to the preservation
of all forms of the world's cultural heritage including material,
natural, and cultural heritage both tangible and intangible.

ICOM-CC is highly concerned about the prospects of possible damage
to our shared cultural heritage and loss of human life as a result
of armed conflicts.

All people, wherever they may live on the face of this earth, will
not succeed and prosper without their cultural past. In our global
village we must safeguard our past in order to guarantee our future.

ICOM-CC therefore urge all political parties and international
organisations appreciative of the world's multifaceted cultural past
to take all means in their possession to spare our cultural heritage
from damage or destruction.

We would recommend reading "UNESCO's Document on Protection of
Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict":

    <URL:http://www.unesco.org/culture/legalprotection/war/
        html_eng/index_en.shtml>

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ICOM-CC is the largest of the international committees under the
International Council of Museums (ICOM) with members' world-wide
from every branch of the museum and conservation profession. ICOM is
a non-governmental organisation maintaining formal relations with
UNESCO and having a consultative status with the United Nations'
Economic and Social Council.

Jorgen Wadum
Chair ICOM-CC


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