Saturday, January 30, 2010

"UNESCO calls for ban in trade in Haitian artifacts"

Source: ANGELA CHARLTON, The Associated Press via The Washington Post, Friday, January 29, 2010.

"The United Nations' culture and education agency called Friday for a ban in the trade of Haitian artifacts to prevent the pillaging of cultural treasures in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake.

"The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the agency is launching a campaign to protect art collections in the Caribbean country's damaged museums and historical sites 'so that we don't find these objects in Christie's tomorrow.'"

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