Ginevra – Firmato il protocollo di intesa tra Scudo Blu e Croce Rossa Internazionale

6 people in suits standing, with the centre man holding a document, holding a document, with a flag showing the red cross of the ICRC to the right
Da sinistra nella foto: Benjamin Charlier (ICRC), Peter Stone (Vice-President of Blue Shield / Newcastle University), Karl von Habsburg (President of Blue Shield), Helen Durham (ICRC), Yves Daccord (Director General of ICRC), Jennifer Price Jones (Blue Shield) © ICRC 2020

13 Febbraio 2020 – Il Blue Shield Internazionale ha firmato un “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) con l’International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) di Ginevra, finalizzato alla limitazione delle distruzioni evitabili di patrimonio culturale durante i conflitti armati.


“The agreement will see the two organisations working together to:

  • Encourage counties to ratify international law for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and provide technical advice on how to implement this
  • Cooperate regarding awareness-raising of humanitarian organisations and national officials on the protection of cultural property
  • Share information where possible and compatible with security, on cultural property at risk”

“I am extremely pleased to be signing this MoU with the ICRC as it underlines the fact that the protection of cultural property and heritage is indivisibly interwoven with the protection of people. The ICRC and Blue Shield focus on, and have expertise in, different aspects of this integrated whole, and our work supports and strengthens each other’s activities. I look forward to a long and very productive relationship.

“I should like to thank Benjamin Charlier of the ICRC, and Professor Peter Stone and his UNESCO Chair team in Cultural Property Protection & Peace at Newcastle University in the UK.

“Without their work, and Newcastle University’s support, this MoU would not have been possible. Finally, I’d like to thank Jennifer Price-Jones for her important contribution in helping develop Blue Shield’s work with the humanitarian community.”

Karl Habsburg, President of the Blue Shield