The Culture and Communication Sector of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held a training session on combating illicit trafficking in cultural property, in cooperation with the Libyan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science. The purpose of this training course is to train trainees on the steps to follow to combat illicit trafficking in the property as an attempt to address this phenomenon that has become global, and many countries suffer from it especially those experiencing instability.
The session, which was held on September 23, 2021, via videoconference, aims to introduce the necessary legal and administrative steps to prepare files for the recovery of cultural properties that were illegally taken, in addition to the relevant national laws and international agreements.
The session was inaugurated by Dr. Mohamed Zine ElAbidine, Head of ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector, and Dr. Faraj AlSuwais, Secretary-General of the Libyan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, and presented by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Zaher, an expert in combating illegal trafficking in cultural property, and Dr. Osama Al-Nahas, an expert in heritage at ICESCO.
An in-person training session will be held in Libya, for the benefit of workers in the fields of heritage, during the next week.