Armed Conflict and Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage and Conflict: Damage to the cultural property of any people is seen as "damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind" and therefore is assigned special protections in an armed conflict. However, conflict can endanger cultural heritage sites, some of which are deliberately targeted by parties to the conflict to demoralise the population, as has been seen in conflicts in Syria and Mali. This month's theme focuses on issues relating to the protection of cultural heritage during conflict, its preservation as a form of reconciliation and peacebuilding post-conflict, and the humanitarian imperative to protect cultural property.

Global Conflict Mapping

Global Armed Conflict Incident Tracker

2021

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