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[Extracted from UNESCO doc.: "Decisions Adopted by the Executive Board at its 187th Session" dated 30 November 2011.]

Mise en œuvre de la décision 186 EX/12 concernant les Tombes des Patriarches et de Rachel – Décision de l’UNESCO Français

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Source: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
30 November 2011

12 Implementation of 186 EX/Decision 12 on “The two Palestinian sites of al-Haram al-Ibrāhīmī/Tomb of the Patriarchs in al-Khalīl/Hebron and the Bilāl ibn Rabāh Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem” (187 EX/12; 187 EX/54)

After considering this item, the Programme and External Relations Commission (PX) recommended by a vote taken by roll-call that the Executive Board adopt the following draft decision, with 43 votes in favour, 1 vote against and 12 abstentions, the United States of America having voted against; details of the vote are annexed to the summary record of the seventh plenary meeting of the Board, at which the oral report of the PX Commission was presented:

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 187 EX/12,

2. Recalls its previous decision 185 EX/Decision 15 “The two Palestinian sites of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi/Tomb of the Patriarchs in al-Khalīl/Hebron and the Bilāl ibn Rabāh Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem”;

3. Notes that the status of Palestine is the subject of ongoing deliberations at the United Nations in New York;

4. Also notes the lack of progress in the implementation of 185 EX/Decision 15;

5. Requests the Director-General to maintain her efforts to implement the above-mentioned decision;

6. Invites the Director-General to submit to it a follow-up report at its 189th session, and decides to include this item in the agenda of its 189th session.

(187 EX/SR.7)

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