2 December 2020
IFLA Signs Statement on the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Nagorno-Karabakh Region
IFLA joins ICOMOS, ICA, and ICOM to call on all parties to ensure the protection of cultural heritage in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Following the ceasefire agreement that came into force on 10 November, the international community has expressed concern at reports of damage to cultural property. As the founding four organisations of the Blue Shield, IFLA, the International Council on Museums and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Council on Archives (ICA), and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) have called for respect and protection of all cultural property in the region.
This builds on an earlier statement issued by Blue Shield on 7 October, reminding the parties involved in the conflict of their obligations under international law provisions protecting cultural heritage in the event of armed conflict.
Download and read the full statement of ICOMOS, ICA, IFLA and ICOM.