Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts

Co-sponsored by France, Cyprus, and Italy

The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of France and the United Arab Emirates, with the co-sponsorship of the Permanent Missions of Cyprus and Italy to the United Nations, will hold an Arria-formula meeting on the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts.

The main objective of the event is to discuss the implementation of UNSC resolution 2347 (2017) as well as key strategies and policies related to the protection of culture in all its dimensions, movable and immovable, tangible and intangible, in situations of armed conflicts.

UNSC resolution 2347 (2017) is the first UNSC resolution entirely dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict. It will also explore progress made and challenges related to the efforts of giving a better place to culture in the discussions on peace, security and humanitarian norms and processes. The event will showcase some success stories related to the implementation of UNSCR 2347 (2017) and the body of UN instruments.


  • Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
    Organization (UNESCO)
  • General Vincenzo Molinese, Commander of Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Italy)
  • Mr. Omar Al Taweel, UNESCO Site Coordinator for the “Revive the Spirit of Mosul” initiative (virtual
    from Iraq)

Concept Note