AIA Endorses UNESCO Underwater Convention
January 8, 2009

On January 8, the AIA Governing Board approved the following motion endorsing the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage: The Archaeological Institute of America endorses the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) and its Annex, and urges ratification of the same by the United States Government at the earliest practicable moment. It further encourages the timely adoption of the Convention and Annex's Articles, Rules and Principles into the laws, policies, professional standards and guidelines of all programs involved in the management of underwater cultural heritage. Accordingly, all members individually and through the local societies of the Institute are urged to make their support of the Convention and Annex known by communications to the appropriate governmental authorities.

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