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Decision : 36 COM 11
Protection of the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/11,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 11 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre and welcomes Palestine as a Party to the World Heritage Convention;

4.   Commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage despite the 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, including the Jerusalem Southern Terraced Landscape, known as Battir;

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, 34th and 35th 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 and the Tentative List;

8.   Invites 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. 

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Palestine
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 11