The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Benin with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 11 January 2021 and the Convention will enter into force for Benin on 1 July 2021. This accession strengthens the legal framework 
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A tribute to the late Professor Folarin Olawale Shyllon, who fought for over 50 years against illicit trafficking of cultural property. “Professor Folarin Olawale Shyllon’s lifelong commitment to the protection of cultural property was matched only by his humility and generosity. His writings will continue 
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The instrument of ratification of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Côte d’Ivoire with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 23 December 2020 and the Convention will enter into force for Côte d’Ivoire on 1 June 2021. This ratification strengthens the 
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The University of Geneva, UNIDROIT and the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art are organising a conference on 4 and 5 February 2021 on the theme of “Orphan Works”. We will thus hear about archaeological and ethnographic objects, and more broadly works of art, which were in 
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Maria Chiara Malaguti, President of UNIDROIT, congratulates ICCROM on its 60th anniversary of Italy’s accession to ICCROM, formally established through the ratification of the Headquarters Agreement. UNIDROIT is happy to join other authorities to congratulate ICCROM and all its staff for this anniversary and the work 
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On November 24th and 25th, 2020, the National Heritage Board of Latvia invited UNIDROIT to an international online Conference entitled “Opportunities and Challenges of Art and Antiques Market Management”. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Prohibition and Prevention 
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UNIDROIT was invited to participate in the international online Conference “Cultural Heritage and Multilateralism: Regional and International Strategies for the Protection of Cultural Heritage” (16 to 18 November 2020) hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office in partnership with UNESCO, the European Union and the Council of Europe… 
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14 November – We must all in together to fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property ! 14 November – date of adoption of the 1970 UNESCO Convention – has been chosen as the International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property which will be 
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On 8-9 October 2020, UNIDROIT hosted a celebratory international conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects. The Conference was an event to take stock of the achievements of the Convention’s implementation thus far, 
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On Tuesday 28 July 2020, Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, participated as a panellist in an international virtual conference organised by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with… … the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the 
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