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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  Two regional consultation events on cultural policies and sustainable development were hosted by UNESCO under the presidencies of Senegal and Mexico respectively on 30 January and 1 February, for the African region, and on 14 and 15 February 2022, for Latin America and the 
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The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Madagascar with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 6 December 2021. The Convention will enter into force for Madagascar on 1 June 2022. This accession strengthens the legal framework to 
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At its 44th plenary meeting on 6 December 2021, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution titled “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin” proposed by Greece and supported by an unprecedented 111 countries, without a vote. Such Resolution 
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On 18 November 2021, Ms Marina Schneider (Principal Legal Officer & Treaty Depositary, UNIDROIT), while in Porto Novo (Benin) to attend a strategic planning meeting organised by ICCROM in the context of its Project Youth.Heritage.Africa, met Mr Franck Armel AFOUKOU, Director of Legal Affairs, Ministry 
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A few days go the International Council of Museums (ICOM) launched the new Red List for Southeast European Cultural Objects at Risk which is another very important tool to fight illicit traffic in cultural property. UNIDROIT welcomes this new tool developed by ICOM which is 
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Togo deposited its instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 3 September 2021 and the Convention will enter into force for Togo on 1 March 2022. This accession strengthens the legal framework to protect the 
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On the occasion of the G20 Culture Ministers meeting, held in Rome on 29 and 30 July 2021, the Rome declaration has been adopted which, among other, reiterate the concern for the growing illicit trafficking of cultural property…… and call on the international community to 
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Students and early professionals are invited to submit articles for The ESACH Quarterly, the second issue of the second issue of the magazine of the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage, among other, related to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention and restitutions issues. Submissions are welcomed from an extensively broad variety 
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