- Nov 14 2023
- All Day
International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property
Established by UNESCO, this day is a public reminder that theft, looting and illicit trafficking in cultural property takes place globally and robs people of their culture, identity and history; this day promotes united efforts to combat this crime. Illicit trafficking of cultural property is often transferred through illicit markets and auctions worldwide. The art-market and institutions can do their part to fight this by raising awareness, being informed and ethical when buying and selling art and cultural objects, enacting and respecting laws, and protecting cultural heritage and property.