Responding to Cultural Cleansing, Preventing Violent Extremism: Expanding the Frontiers of Heritage Protection

When, local time: 
Monday, 6 November 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Marissa Potasiak - m.potasiak@unesco.org

"Responding to Cultural Cleansing, Preventing Violent Extremism: Expanding the Frontiers of Heritage Protection" will include two high-level round table discussions and a screening of the documentary film "The Destruction of Memory".
The event will focus on the wide-ranging social and cultural repercussions of attacks on culture – including the denial of cultural rights, the displacement of peoples and the erosion of cultural expressions. In particular, it will address UNESCO’s successful efforts to rehabilitate the mausoleums of Timbuktu, highlighting the importance of culture for healing communities recovering from conflict.

This event is one of a series of events organized under the theme “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today" highlighting the Organisation’s use of soft power across its mandate over the past eight years.