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Rampe des Maghrébins dans la Vieille Ville de Jérusalem - Rapport de la directrice générale sur le suivi des décisions et résolutions adoptées per le Conseil exécutif et la Conférence générale à leurs sessions antérieures Français
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Source: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
13 February 2012






Item 5 of the provisional agenda

REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL ON THE FOLLOW-UP
TO DECISIONS AND RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
AND THE GENERAL CONFERENCE AT THEIR PREVIOUS SESSIONS


SUMMARY

This report is intended to inform the members of the Executive Board of the progress achieved in the follow-up to the decisions and resolutions adopted by the Executive Board and the General Conference at their previous sessions. It contains information on:

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implementation of 36 C/Resolution 43 and 187 EX/Decision 5 relating to the Ascent to the Mughrabi Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. This document does not have any direct financial and administrative implications.


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Implementation of 36 C/Resolution 43 and 187 EX/Decision 5 relating to the Ascent to the
Mughrabi Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem

19. Pursuant to 176 EX/Special Plenary Meeting/Decision and to the decisions of the World Heritage Committee since its thirty-first session in 2007 (Christchurch, New Zealand), the World Heritage Centre has spared no efforts to facilitate the exchanges between Israeli, Jordanian and Waqf experts regarding the design of the Mughrabi ascent in the Old City of Jerusalem. Despite these efforts, no follow-up to the technical meetings which had taken place in January and February 2008 was possible.

20. This item was inscribed on the agenda of the Executive Board at all subsequent sessions. It is also presented annually to the World Heritage Committee within the framework of the item related to the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls.

21. At its 187th session, the Executive Board adopted, by consensus, 187 EX/Decision 5, reiterating “its request that Israel continues the cooperation commenced with all concerned parties, in particular with Jordanian and Waqf experts to enable agreement on, and implementation of a final design for the restoration and preservation of the Mughrabi Ascent among all parties concerned”. The decision also noted “reports of preliminary discussions between Jordan and Israel concerning the Mughrabi Ascent which stipulate, inter alia, that no measures, unilateral or otherwise, shall be taken on the site” […], and the necessity of an accepted design and implementation thereof among all parties concerned”.

22. Should there be any developments on this matter, the Director-General is prepared to issue an addendum to the present document before the 189th session of the Executive Board.

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