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Botswana Cultural Property soon to be protected

Botswana Government through The Botswana National Museum is  facilitating  the ratification of three conventions: namely :1970 Convention on the means of prohibiting and prevention and fight against illicit import, export and transfer of cultural property.1995 UNIDROIT convention on the restitution and return of cultural objects to countries of origin.1954 Hague Convention and its protocols, -advocates for the protection of cultural property in case of armed conflict, which might also extend to natural disasters. The Botswana National Museum made commitment to facilitate ratification at a UNESCO workshop in Namibia in 2011.As a follow up to this commitment, the department submitted a proposal to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris/France to fund the ratification exercise and 26 000 Euro has so far been allocated for the ratification exercise through the UNESCO Participation Programme.
In June, 2012, the National Museum conducted a sensitization workshop for stakeholders who have in turn…