1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topics that will be discussed in UNESCO.


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

Download this document to learn more about how UNESCO operates


(3) VIDEO GUIDES

Syrian Cultural Heritage Must Not be Overlooked, Says UNESCO here
Before destruction: Remembering Syria's Palmyra - BBC World Service here
TED: Dreams from endangered cultures here

(4) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

Native Planet
Heritage for Peace
International Council of Museums
International Centre for the study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

(5) PRIMARY SOURCES

UNESCO Armed Conflict and Heritage
Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
The Destruction of Cultural Heritage Should be a War Crime

(6) COUNTRY RESEARCH

Afghanistan

To learn more about Afghanistan's role in the protection of culture in conflict, click here:
Real Monument Woman
Over World Protests, Taliban Are Destroying Ancient Buddhas

Australia

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Addressing Australia's Indigenous Cultural Heritage Site Management Crisis: Stop the Destruction!
Australia Apologizes to Aborigines for Stolen Generations

Brazil

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In Brazil, Indigenous Tribes are Still Struggling to Protect the Rainforest — and Their Culture
'They're Killing Us': World's Most Endangered Tribe Cries for Help

Canada

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Identity Politics and Multiculturalism in Quebec
To Quebec, Canada Barely Exists

Chile

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Easter Island
UNPO Visits Mapuche Occupation Protest in Chile: "People of the Land Conquering One Pine Tree at a Time"

China

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Ruthless Campaign of Cultural Destruction
Tibetan Monks: A Controlled Life

France

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Islam and French Secularism: The Roots of the Conflict
“We Stand Together” to Protect Iraq's Cultural Heritage, says French President with UNESCO Director-General

Germany

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Germany Attracts Trade in Looted Artifacts
Stemming a Tide of Cultural Theft


Greece
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Public Radio International
The Wall Street Journal

Haiti

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Cultural Riches Turn to Rubble in Haiti Quake
Danny Glover sees "WW2 Destruction" in Haiti Quake

India

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India's Disappearing Monuments
How India Bailed Out The West In World War II

Italy

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War and Art
How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

Japan

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Rebuilding the World after the Second World War
The Nightmare Returns: Chilling Echoes of Hiroshima's Destruction in Images from the Aftermath of Tsunami

Jordan
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Global Initiative Launched
#Unite4Heritage: Italy and Jordan Launch Partnership with UN and INTERPOL

Mexico

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The Spanish Conquest
Deforestation of Central America Rises as Mexico's War on Drugs Moves South

Myanmar

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“Buddhists Betray the Teachings”
The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City

Nigeria

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International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Culture
Christians Mimic Islamists in Attacks on Nigerian Culture

Pakistan

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Police: Attackers Bomb Home of Pakistani Founder
Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

Russia

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UNESCO
Russia's Air Force Bombs Isis Base Near Ancient City of Palmyra

South Africa

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Vandalism of Apartheid-Era Statues Sparks Fevered Debate in South Africa
Timbuktu’s treasure trove of African history

Spain

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His Majesty the King of Spain Commends UNESCO’s Efforts to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflicts
Spain’s Queen Sofia Receives Award in New York for Heritage Preservation

Ukraine

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Battles Loom over Crimea's Cultural Heritage
The Law of Ukraine

United Kingdom

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Britain Signs Convention on Protecting Treasures in War Zones
UK to Adopt Hague Convention to Protect Artefacts in War Zones

United States

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Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria
25 Historical Sites That Are At Risk of Disappearing

Venezuela

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Glass Monument to Che in Venezuela Shot
Simón Bolívar's New Tomb is Monument to Hugo Chávez, say Critics