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ICOM 2013 in Rio(7)
Welcome the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) adopted on 2 April, 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly regulating international trade in conventional arms, and recommends that exemptions be included in such treaties or related international regulations to protect and safeguard museums with relevant objects and heritage resources.
Develop a policy driven approach, through cooperation and coordination with primary and other stakeholders, for the rehabilitation of museums and heritage resources, both tangible and intangible, taking into consideration support for south countries.

NB: Drafted from three related Recommendations, submitted by ICOMAM on 25 June, 2013; the National Museum of the Resistance and Liberation Army of the Kingdom of Morocco on 26 July, 2013; and ICOM CIPEG on 3 August, 2013.

(1) Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict with Regulations for the Execution of the Convention 1954, popularly known as The Hague Convention (14 May, 1954), its First Protocol, The Hague, (14 May, 1954) and the Second Protocol, The Hague (26 March, 1999).
Viability and Sustainability of Museums through the Global Financial Crisis

Recognising that the Global Financial Crisis and its ongoing negative impact on the cultural sector in general and museums in particular;

Acknowledging that museums are unique civic spaces for knowledge generation and social learning;

Emphasising that museums are critical to culture, as the fourth pillar of sustainable development along with economic, social and environmental pillars;