On September 25-26, 2018, a training on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict is being held at the Defense Institution Building School. Organized by UNESCO and the Ministry of Defense, with the support of the Georgian National Commission for UNESCO, this two-day seminar will be attended by participants from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, the Agency for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Great Mtskheta Archeological Museum.
The course is led by UNESCO trainers, as well as international and national experts from the International Committee of the Blue Shield and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Workshop participants thus have the opportunity to improve their professional skills in the protection of cultural property in case of emergencies and to discuss issues of civil-military cooperation in the event of armed conflict.
In 2016, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" were granted the status of world heritage under “enhanced protection" by the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.