Representatives of around 40 countries on Saturday approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.
‘We are committed to pursuing (these) two ambitious, long-term goals to guarantee the further mobilisation of the international community for the safeguarding of heritage,’ a statement issued after a two-day meeting in the United Arab Emirates capital said.
The meeting's Emirati and French co-sponsors had set a $100 million target for the fund but the statement did not specify how much had been pledged.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Netanyahu aides named as suspects in new corruption probe
Bombs still fall on Syria's Ghouta after heaviest toll in years
Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains
Search for missing Iran plane halted again
Bombing kills 71 in eastern Ghouta
Erdogan warns Syrian government against deal with YPG
Syrian jets pound rebel enclave as ground assault looms
Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining IS
Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after new rocket attack