When was the Convention Concerning the Protection of World cultural and Natural Heritage adopted and by whom?
16 November 1972
The Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972.
What’s the meaning of trafficking?
The act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving a person; By means of e.g. coercion, deception or abuse of vulnerability; For the purpose of exploitation, such as sexual exploitation, slavery and forced labour, among others.
When did the UNESCO Convention on cultural property come into effect?
UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The treaty, signed to combat the illegal trade in cultural items, was signed on 14 November 1970, and came into effect on 24 April 1972. As of September 2018, 137 states have ratified the treaty.
What does the Secretariat of the 1970 Convention do?
The UNESCO Secretariat of the 1970 Convention assists the Meetings of States Parties by organizing meetings for the Meetings of States Parties and other statutory branches of the convention and assisting in the development of resources and materials regarding the convention.
What was the purpose of the 1970 Convention on Cultural Property?
The 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property urges States Parties to take measures to prohibit and prevent the illicit trafficking of cultural property.
When was the first meeting of the UNESCO monitoring body?
Initially, the 1970 Convention did not make any provisions for a periodic monitoring body. Only one meeting was held in 2003 on the basis of a specific decision by the UNESCO Executive Board taken in 2002.