Open-ended intergovernmental expert group meeting on protection against trafficking in cultural property, Vienna, Austria, 24-26 November 2009

In resolution 2008/23, entitled "Protection against trafficking in cultural property", the Economic and Social Council reiterated its request to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in close cooperation with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, to convene an open-ended intergovernmental expert group meeting, with interpretation in all the official languages of the United Nations, to submit to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its eighteenth session relevant recommendations on protection against trafficking in cultural property, including ways of making the model treaty for the prevention of crimes that infringe on the cultural heritage of peoples in the form of movable property more effective. It invited Member States and other donors to provide extrabudgetary contributions for those purposes. Member States are thus invited to make voluntary contributions to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime cover the costs for conference services and to enable the intergovernmental expert group meeting to be held in English, French and Spanish.

UNODC was not able to convene the intergovernmental expert group meeting due to a lack of funds and was therefore not able to submit the requested recommendations to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its eighteenth session. Instead, it will submit the recommendations requested above to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its nineteenth session when it will report on the implementation of the entire resolution.

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UNODC/CCPCJ/EG.1/2009/1

Provisional agenda and annotations

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UNODC/CCPCJ/EG.1/2009/CRP.1 Background note by the Secretariat on Protection against Trafficking in Cultural Property pdf pdf pdf - - -

UNODC/CCPCJ/EG.1/2009/2

Report on the meeting of the expert group on protection
against trafficking in cultural property held in Vienna
from 24 to 26 November 2009

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Other relevant documents:

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E/RES/2004/34 ECOSOC Resolution 2004/34 Protection against trafficking in cultural property pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf
E/RES/2008/23 ECOSOC Resolution 2008/23 Protection against trafficking in cultural property pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf
  Model treaty for the prevention of crimes that infringe on the cultural heritage of peoples in the form of immovable property (from Compendium of United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice) pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf
E/CN.15/2006/14 Protection against trafficking in cultural property pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf pdf

Materials and presentations provided at the meeting:

ICOM and the fight against illicit traffic pdf
Existing international instruments and mechanism for their implementation, including their assessment from the perspective of crime prevention; UNIDROIT convention on stolen or illegally exported cultural objects pdf
Overview of statistics on illicit trafficking in cultural property, Statistics and Survey Section, UNODC pdf
The Model treaty for the prevention of crimes that infringe on the cultural heritage of peoples in the form of movable cultural property, Simon Mackenzie, University of Glasgow pdf
L'action de l'UNESCO dans la lutte contre le trafic de biens culturels pdf
Interpol's role in the fight against the illicit traffic in cultural property pdf
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: a vehicle for effective law enforcement and international cooperation to combat trafficking in cultural property?, UNODC pdf
Bolivia pdf
Egypt pdf