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70th anniversary of the Hague Convention

May 15 , 2024 3 days 194 0
  • UNESCO is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict.
  • It was created on the 14 May 1954.
  • It is also the 25th Anniversary of its Second Protocol, which was opened for signature on 24 March 1999.
  • It is the first and the most comprehensive multilateral treaty dedicated exclusively to the protection of cultural heritage in times of peace as well as during an armed conflict.
  • In pursuance of this, the Blue Shield, formerly the International Committee of the Blue Shield was founded in 1996.
  • The Blue Shield network is often referred to as the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross.
  • India is party to Hague Convention 1954.

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