Abu Dhabi hosts International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas meeting
Written by: Actualité à la Une
Category: Culture

Abu Dhabi hosted a board meeting of the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH) at Louvre Abu Dhabi today. A global initiative led by the UAE and France, the foundation was established in response to the massive destruction in recent years of outstanding, often ancient, cultural heritage, particularly in parts of Africa and the Middle East. The UAE is a key player in this organisation, as the idea for ALIPH came about following an international conference on the protection of endangered heritage held in Abu Dhabi in December 2016. The conference resulted in the Abu Dhabi Declaration, in which the international community pledged to create an international support fund for programmes aimed at safeguarding cultural heritage, as well developing an international refuge network for endangered cultural property.

 

(With Emirates News Agency)