Committee Decisions

32 COM 12

PROTECTION OF THE PALESTINIAN CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/12,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 12A adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

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

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. Urges all parties concerned with the safeguarding of the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage to take appropriate measures to prevent and avoid any damage to the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage and requests the World Heritage Centre to continue its efforts to this end, in liaison with the concerned parties;

6. Thanks the concerned States Parties, IGOs and NGOs for their substantial contributions to UNESCO's action in the Palestinian Territories and appeals to them to continue supporting this endeavour;

7. Also 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;

8. Further requests the World Heritage Centre to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-08/32.COM/12
Themes: Reports
Session: 32COM