Decision : 30 COM 11C.2
Progress Report on the Protection of the Palestinian Cultural and Natural Heritage

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/11C.2,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 11D adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre on the progress made in the implementation of its Decisions 28 COM 17 B.II and 29 COM 11.D, and commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage;

4. Regrets that the prevailing situation, besides heavily affecting the life of the communities, does not allow effective and smooth implementation of conservation programmes;

5. Encourages the reactivation of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Technical Committee for Archaeology, as recommended in its previous session;

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

7. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue its efforts, in liaison with the concerned parties, in order to elaborate an Action Plan for the preservation and rehabilitation of this heritage, and to continue assisting the Palestinian institutions concerned in reinforcing their capacity in the protection, preservation and management of the cultural and natural heritage;

8. Encourages the States Parties to contribute to the implementation of such an Action Plan;

9. Invites the World Heritage Centre to present a report on the progress made to the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

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Context of Decision
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 11C.2