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Press releases made by the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

An open letter to the British Government on participation in the UNESCO mediation process

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The International Association for the Reunification for the Parthenon Marbles has sent an open letter to the British Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary & Culture Secretary, encouraging them to participate in the UNESCO organised mediation process proposed by Greece for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

A similarly worded letter has also been sent to all 24 trustees of the British Museum.

 

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Support for the UNESCO mediation process

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An international organisation supporting the return to Greece of the British Museum’s collection of Parthenon Sculptures has urged Britain to agree to have the dispute mediated by UNESCO.
 
The Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, David Hill, has written to British Prime Minister David Cameron urging Britain to accept the recent offer of UNESCO to mediate the issue.
 

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Culture Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos addresses the IARPS

Member organisations from the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures met in Athens yesterday.

During the course of the meeting, Panos Panagiotopoulos, the Greek Culture Minister addressed us, with his thoughts on the issue.

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General meeting of International Association members in Athens on 6th October

The International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures is holding a general meeting for representatives of all its member organisations.

The meeting will take place in Athens on 6th October 2013.

Items on the agenda for discussion will include:

  • Developments that have taken place since the previous General Meeting.
  • The Greek government's new intiative using UNESCO for mediation in the dispute.
  • Other possible approaches to the issue that should also be explored.
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Changes to the International Association

At their meeting in Athens on the occasion of the inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum, the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures discussed a number of possible initiatives & plans for the future, of which more detail will be revealed in due course. It was also agreed to amend the organisation's constitution to create a larger five person executive which can handle the day to day running of the Association and deal more rapidly with issues as a new chapter opens in the history of the campaign.

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