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$75.5m UN fund for heritage

PARIS

Seven countries and an American donor on Monday pledged $75.5 million to a Unesco-backed fund aimed at protecting the world’s cultural heritage against war and terrorism.

French President Francois Hollande hosted the gathering at the Louvre museum in Paris of influential art patrons and world leaders at the initiative of the UN cultural body, the UAE and France.

Their International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Zones (ALIPH), based in Geneva, aims to raise $100 million by 2019.

Agence France-Presse