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We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new UNESCO-UNITWIN Network on Culture in Emergencies to be co-hosted and co-coordinated by Ana Filipa Vrdoljak, UNESCO Chair in International Law at UTS and our UNESCO Chair collaborator, Alicja Jagielska-Burduk, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Law (U Opole) and the Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ.

The UNESCO-UNITWIN Network will facilitate research and training on effective protection of cultural heritage and safeguarding of cultural diversity in emergencies, through an inclusive, people-centred approach to preparedness, protection, recovery and peace-building.

We look forward to working with our foundation partners on this important initiative: the African Institute of International Law, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, the Institute of European Studies, University of California Berkeley, the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney, the Mexican Center of Uniform Law, and the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States.

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage
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