Building peace in the minds of men and women


The purpose of the Emergency Fund is to mobilize resources and to deliver Priority Programmes and Reform Initiatives in the Regular programme approved by all UNESCO’s Member States.

In order to answer the specific and pressing expectations formulated by a number of countries regarding a better implementation of the 1970 Convention in the field and in view of the need for training to ensure a more efficient fight against the illicit traffic of cultural property, the Secretariat benefits, upon decision of the Director-General, of a financial support from UNESCO's Emergency Fund.


2005 Convention in Africa

The UNESCO emergency fund started supporting a pilot initiative in 2012 to develop local expertise, enhance cooperation and share information in Africa.

The Slave Route