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[Extracted from UNESCO doc. "Decisions Adopted by the Executive Board at its 189th Session" dated 9 April 2012.]

Mise en œuvre de la décision 187 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)
9 April 2012













9 Implementation of 187 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” (189 EX/9; 189 EX/28)

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 decision, with 39 votes in favour, 1 vote against (United States of America) and 12 abstentions; details of the vote are annexed to the summary record of the sixth plenary meeting of the Executive Board (189 EX/SR.6), at which the oral report of the PX Commission was presented:

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 189 EX/9,

2. Welcomes the admission of Palestine as Member State of UNESCO;

3. Reaffirms its previous decision 185 EX/Decision 15 concerning “the two Palestinian sites of al-Ḥaram al-Ibrāhīmī/Tomb of the Patriarchs in al-Khalīl/Hebron and the Bilāl ibn Rabāh Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem”;

4. Decides to include this item in the agenda of its 190th session.



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