The Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Under the patronage and presence of His Excellency the Minister of culture and agriculture, Mr. Abbas Mortada, and in accordance with the academic programs at the Military School, the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos launched on Tuesday July 14, 2020 its cultural and educational program for the Military Academy officers for the second year in a row in the presence of the Qaimaqam, Mrs. Natalie Merhi, the Mayor of Jbeil, Mr. Wissam Zaarour and the head of the Army Intelligence Office in Jbeil Colonel Charles Nohra.

His Excellency the Minister had a speech in which he praised the Center’s efforts in organizing this educational training workshop for the students of the Military School in the Lebanese Army who are trusted to protect life, heritage and history in peace situations before the war situations. His excellency added that these efforts serve the Lebanese human being.

Then the workshop started with a lecture delivered by the director of the center, Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid, on how to preserve the antiquities and the national heritage in time of wars according to the International Humanitarian Law. Followed by a case study exercise delivered by General Hadi EL Khoury. The program was completed with a guided tour in the historical Byblos Citadel, followed by a lunch in the Center.

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