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N.K. Chauhan in Art & Culture
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Mar 13, 2022, Updated: May 24, 2022 · 1 min. read

UNESCO has bolstered protective measures to preserve Ukraine’s endangered cultural heritage in light of Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.

To avoid deliberate or accidental damages, the agency is marking cultural sites and monuments in Ukraine with the distinctive "Blue Shield" emblem of the 1954 Hague Convention.

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Convention is the first and the most comprehensive multilateral treaty dedicated exclusively to the protection of cultural heritage in times of peace as well as during an armed conflict.

The convention aims to protect cultural property, such as monuments of architecture, art or history, archaeological sites, works of art, manuscripts, books and other objects of artistic, historical or archaeological interest, as well as scientific collections of any kind regardless of their origin or ownership.

India is party to Hague Convention 1954.

Article 6 of the 1954 Hague Convention states that cultural property may bear a distinctive emblem (Blue Shield Emblem) so as to facilitate its recognition.


UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.

It was founded in 1945 and is located in Paris, France.

It has 193 Members and 11 Associate Members.

India joined UNESCO in 1946.

In 2019, the USA and Israel formally quit UNESCO.

Read also: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

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