This week, Blue Shield signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, moving our ambition to end the unnecessary destruction of cultural property during conflict another step closer.
The agreement will see the two organisations working together to:
– Encourage counties to ratify international law for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and provide technical advice on how to implement this
– Cooperate regarding awareness-raising of humanitarian organisations and national officials on the protection of cultural property
– Share information where possible and compatible with security, on cultural property at risk