"Universal heritage" is under attack and needs to be protected

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A damaged museum in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNESCO/Prof. Abdulkarim

In nations made unstable by armed conflict, artefacts, historical sites, and other items of cultural significance are in danger of being destroyed or stolen by terrorist groups and criminals, according to the United Nations.

Art markets, customs offices, and the global community are working with the UN to safeguard cultural heritage during conflict, such as the current crisis in Syria.

Experts from all over the world met at UN headquarters in New York to stress the need for greater cultural protection in these situations.

Janie Cangelosi has been speaking to Edouard Planche, Programme Specialist with the UN cultural organization, UNESCO.

Duration: 3'27"

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