Destruction of cultural property during warfare

Other Names:
Damage to cultural monuments by war

War always constitutes a major threat to monuments because of the psychological value to the attacker of destroying major symbols of the culture being attacked. In the 1930s, Nicholas Roerich promoted a Pact aiming at protecting cultural monuments in time of war.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST