Signed the Florence Declaration

During the G7 Culture held in Florence on March 30 and 31, the Florence Declaration was signed.

During the first G7 Culture held on March 30 and 31, 2017 in Florence, attended by ministers from the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and Italy, the Florence Declaration was signed.

Starting from the concept of culture as a tool for dialogue between peoples, the document condemns the destruction of cultural heritage and illegal trafficking of cultural goods and promotes the preservation of works of art and archaeological sites in war zones; recall the terrorist acts in Palmyra.

Cultural Heritage Minister Dario Franceschini said he was satisfied and stressed that knowledge is the best antidote to the risks of these times, to fears, because all wars and clashes are the result of lack of knowledge. And he added that if cultural heritage is the heritage of humanity, the international community must work to protect it.

One of the issues addressed during the G7 Culture was that of the Blue Helmets of Culture, a task force, with an agreement signed withUNESCO, trained for action in dangerous situations, which will intervene to safeguard cultural heritage, safely transport cultural goods and counter the illicit trafficking of cultural goods in situations of conflict or natural disasters.

Source: Agi - MiBACT - Rai News

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Signed the Florence Declaration
Signed the Florence Declaration

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