[Libs-Or] [FW: Message From IRC Chair Beverly Lynch to ALA Council List]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Thu Oct 2 08:29:43 PDT 2008


FYI from the ALA Council listserv

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Subject: 	[alacoun] FW: Message From IRC Chair Beverly Lynch to ALA 
Council List
Date: 	Thu, 2 Oct 2008 11:11:23 -0400
From: 	Lois Ann Gregory-Wood <lgregory at ala.org>
To: 	<alacoun at ala.org>



I am forwarding the following message from Beverly Lynch, ALA-IRC chair.

 

Lois Ann

 

*From:* Michael Dowling
*Sent:* Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:08 AM
*To:* Lois Ann Gregory-Wood
*Subject:* Message From IRC Chair Beverly Lynch to ALA Council List

 

Subject:  U.S. Senate Ratifies Hague Convention of 1954

 

I am pleased to tell the ALA Council and other interested parties that 
the U.S. Senate, on September 25,

gave its advice and consent to ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention 
for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

 

"The United States now joins 121 other nations in becoming a party to 
this historic treaty which establishes the principles for protecting 
cultural sites, monuments and collections during both armed conflict and 
military occupation. By taking this significant step, the United States 
demonstrates its commitment to the preservation of the world's cultural, 
artistic, religious and historic legacy" http://uscbs.org/news/?p=70

 

ALA is a member of the United States Committee of the Blue Shield, which 
worked hard on this issue with several other organizations.  Robert S. 
Martin is ALA's representative on the Blue Shield.

 

ALA has advocated for the U.S. government to join the Convention after 
the invasion of Iraq.

 

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/iro/awardsactivities/resolutionlibrariesiraq.cfm

 

Beverly Lynch

Chair

ALA International Relations Committee

 

 

 


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