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Committee Decisions

35 COM 11

Protection of the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/11,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 11 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre and regrets that the mission requested by the World Heritage Committee could not take place;

4. Commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage despite prevailing conditions;

5. Urges all parties concerned with the safeguarding of heritage to take appropriate measures to prevent and avoid any damage to the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage;

6. Encourages the reactivation of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Technical Committee for Archaeology, in coordination with the concerned parties, as recommended at the 29th, 30th and 34th sessions of the World Heritage Committee; 

7. Reiterates its request that the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS undertake a mission to assess the state of conservation of the main sites listed in the Inventory of Palestinian heritage of potential Outstanding Universal Value;

8. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue assisting the Palestinian institutions concerned in reinforcing their capacity in the protection, preservation and management of the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage;

9. Decides to allocate USD 50,000 from the World Heritage Fund to this end for the biennium 2012-2013 to complement the existing extrabudgetary funding;

10. Further requests the World Heritage Centre to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-11/35.COM/11
Themes: Budget, Conservation
Session: 35COM