Declaration of Dresden (1982)

ICOMOS Symposia

The Declaration of Dresden is concerned with the reconstruction of monuments destroyed by war. It calls for documentation of monuments as a means to ensure their protection in times of conflict and notes the reasons and techniques for reconstruction as well the importance of exchanging knowledge between nations as a way to ensure appreciation and protection of this heritage. The Declaration supports earlier recommendations by UNESCO and the ICOMOS General Assembly on the prevention of war and calls for international cooperation and disarmament in order to prevent war.