In April 2022, UNIDROIT, joining UNESCO and other partners (UNODC, INTERPOL, WCO and CINOA), called upon professionals and the public involved in the trade of cultural property to refrain from acquiring or taking part in the import, export or transfer of ownership of cultural property 
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From 24 to 28 October 2022, Ms Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary of UNIDROIT, attended a National Training Workshop on Building Capacities on the Fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Objects: Protection, Mitigation & Recovery in Emergency held in Adama, Ethiopia, and 
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To mark the third International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, UNIDROIT participated in a high-level virtual panel discussion hosted by the Qatar National Library about the efforts to counter the sale and illegal circulation of antiquities and documentary heritage in the Middle East 
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Photo title: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan) Copyright : UNESCO/Roland Lin https://whc.unesco.org/en/documents/130351   Measures to protect Afghan movable cultural heritage should be reinforced, notably in the framework of the UNESCO 1970 Convention against illicit trafficking of cultural property and its 
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Co-organised by the French Ministry of Culture (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs) and the Museum of History of the City of Marseille, the aim of the colloquium, held on 12 and 13 October 2022 at the Musée d’Histoire de Marseille, was to present 
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“For the Government of Mexico, culture is not an accessory or an ornament, but a central axis for the transformation of global realities and dynamics, through cultural diversity as the greatest wealth of nations. MONDIACULT 2022 represents a unique opportunity to continue building a common 
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The instrument of accession of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention, together with the compulsory declarations, has been deposited by the Kingdom of Morocco with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 3 August 2022. The Convention will enter into force for Morocco on 1 February 
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The instrument of approval of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention was deposited by Mexico with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 11 May 2022. The Convention will thus enter into force for Mexico on 1 November 2022. This accession strengthens Mexico’s legal framework for 
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In times of armed conflict, measures to protect cultural heritage should be reinforced, notably in the framework of the UNESCO 1970 Convention against illicit trafficking of cultural property and other relevant international instruments. UNESCO, UNIDROIT, UNODC, INTERPOL, WCO and CINOA call upon professionals and the 
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During her internship at UNIDROIT in 2021, Ms Valentine Molineau wrote a report on the role of the museum in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property as part of the Master 2 – Cultural Heritage Law at the Jean Monnet Law School (Université 
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