Protecting cultural heritage from terrorism: an "imperative for humanity"

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Archaeological site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin

It's an imperative for humanity, to prevent the destruction of the world's heritage by terrorists, and the trafficking of cultural treasures, said ministers launching a new partnership at the UN on Sunday.

The foreign ministers of Jordan and Italy were joined by leaders of UN agencies who are working together to prevent the further destruction of historical sites and sale of artefacts by extremists, around the world.

Matthew Wells reports.

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