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USA / UN: Time to End Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Wednesday 19 October 2016, by siawi3


octobre 17, 2016

Time to End Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage

In her role as UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Professor Karima Bennoune is taking part in a discussion of the special report she will present to the United Nations General Assembly.


Ms. Karima Bennoune
Mr. Pablode Greiff (Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation & guarantees of non‐recurrence)
Mr. Omara Khan Massoudi (Former Director of the National Museum of Afghanistan, UNESCO Consultant, Kabul)
Father Najeeb Michael (Director of the Research Dominican Center, Erbil, Iraq)
Ms. Diane Alai (Representative of the Bahai International Community to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland)
Ms Kristen Carpenter (Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

Moderator : Dr Ousseina Alidou (Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, Rutgers University)

With a performance by Malian artist Yacouba Sissako

Video message from Maestro Placido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 8pm

Venue: Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York, New York

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The side event will feature heritage heroes from Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as experts on Native American heritage and what is happening to Bahai heritage in Iran, and a performance by a Malian musician. There will also be a recorded message from Placido Domingo. The event will be chaired by Dr. Ousseina Alidou, an expert on women and culture from Niger. Ms Karima Benoune will talk about her recent report on the intentional destruction of cultural heritage, including her recommendation for gender inclusive approaches to these questions.