Thursday, December 07, 2006

UN approve draft resolution on artifacts
"Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis called on the United Nations yesterday to adopt a resolution that antiquities be returned to their country of origin . . . . 'The illegal trade of antiquities is in the same category as the illegal trade of weapons, narcotics and people. It amounts to a form of organized crime that is directly related to mobsters and money laundering,' the minister said while addressing a plenary session of the UN General Assembly in New York.. . . The draft resolution, submitted by Greece, was approved by the assembly."

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