International Meeting on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites
An International Meeting on Underwater Cultural Heritage Site Protection will be held on 22 and 23 September 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters (Room II, Fontenoy building) in support of the implementation of the the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
This meeting will focus on the issue of identification and quantification of threats to underwater cultural heritage, especially in regard to pillage and commercial exploitation and on preventive measures to be taken. International experts will present their experiences, followed by a round table which will allow an exchange of views regarding the effectiveness of the means used.
The meeting will bring together representatives of the States Parties to the UNESCO 2001 Convention and other States, experts representing different national authorities (Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs, the Navy, Customs, Coast Guards, Police, Museums, etc.) and international organizations (UNESCO, INTERPOL, Europol, etc.).