The shield of the law against the menace of war
They have faced the threat of military conflict in recent years and they know what war means for people, for cultural heritage and for humanity. Two cities, Byblos in Lebanon and Mtskheta in Georgia, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, have recently had to cope with military conflict wreaking havoc on their national soil. With the help of the EU financed CIUDAD project, the local civil and military authorities of the two countries are now developing appropriate policies to prepare and implement risk management plans. The ultimate aim is to apply for greater protection from UNESCO to shield against potential threats in the future.