Call by UNESCO and partners to fight against illicit trafficking of Afghan cultural property

27 October 2022

Measures to protect Afghan movable cultural heritage should be reinforced, notably in the framework of the UNESCO 1970 Convention against illicit trafficking of cultural property and its associated mechanisms. UNESCO, UNIDROIT, UNODC, INTERPOL, WCO and CINOA call upon professionals and the public involved in the trade of cultural property to refrain from acquiring or taking part in the import, export or transfer of ownership of cultural property when they have reasonable cause to believe that the objects have been stolen, illegally alienated, clandestinely excavated or illegally exported from Afghanistan.

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  • Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan). Copyright : UNESCO/Roland Lin

    Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan). Copyright : UNESCO/Roland Lin

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