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United Nations Passes Resolution Calling for Return of Cultural Property

United NationsThe United Nations General Assembly passed Greece’s resolution calling for the repatriation of objects of cultural heritage to their rightful owners on Monday. Credit: Aotearoa/CC BY-SA 3.0

The General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted Greece’s resolution on the return of cultural property to its rightful owners in a plenary session on Monday.

The resolution that was proposed by Greece, was titled “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin.” Greece has been campaigning for the return of its cultural heritage, including most notably its Parthenon Marbles, which are being held by the British Museum, for centuries.

The Greek Foreign Ministry stated in a Tweet Tuesday that the country’s three-year resolution had the support of an unprecedented 111 nations.

Grecian Delight supports Greece

#UNGA unanimous #Resolution by #Greece 🇬🇷 on return of cultural property supported by the unprecedented number of 111 countries https://t.co/yDQN0AWLvI

— Greece at the UN (@GRUN_NY) December 7, 2021

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