Apr 01 2022 | CINOA

Call by UNESCO and partners concerning the risk of illicit trafficking of Ukrainian cultural property

In times of armed conflict, measures to protect cultural heritage should be reinforced, notably in the framework of the UNESCO 1970 Convention against illicit trafficking of cultural property. UNESCO, UNIDROIT, UNODC, INTERPOL, WCO and CINOA call upon professionals and the public involved in the trade of cultural property to refrain from acquiring or taking part in the import, export or transfer of ownership of cultural property when they have reasonable cause to believe that the objects have been stolen, illegally alienated, clandestinely excavated or illegally exported from Ukraine.

  • International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations (CINOA)