An organization has been set up to protect cultural heritage in zones of armed conflict
The alliance‘s goal will also be to fight against the smuggling of stolen artifacts and to help restore the destroyed monuments. ALIPH also aims to create a global network of art depositories in danger.
The creation of the alliance will be financed by France (30 million), Saudi Arabia ($ 20 million), the United Arab Emirates (15 million), Kuwait (5 million) and Morocco (1.5 million).
Luxembourg promised to allocate 3 million dollars, and private donor Thomas Kaplan – 1 million. Switzerland will allocate 8 millionfor operational and administrative expenses for the establishment of the organization‘s first headquarters in Geneva. Italy willprovide military personnel and experts in the conservation of cultural objects. Germany, China and Mexico will deposit heritagesites that are under threat of destruction.
For the implementation of the project, donor countries will allocate $ 75 million