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General Assembly Committee

Main submitter: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Sponsors:
Signatories:
Topic: Tangible World Heritage Preservation
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming the relevant provisions, roles and responsibility of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization generally and the World Heritage
Convention particularly,
Reminding all nations of the World Heritage Convention 1972 concerning the
protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage with five strategic objectives:
credibility, conservation, capacity-building, communication and communities,
Recalling its resolutions WHC-07/16.GA/9, concerning the implementation of the
Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List,
Observing the status quo of tangible world heritages on the World Heritage List which
are governed by the member states,
Fully alarmed by the deterioration of numerous world natural and cultural tangible
heritages,
Deeply regretting the insufficiency and inefficiency of current policies which aim
about conserving these tangible world heritages,
Deeply concerned about negative consequences that degradation of world heritages
may trigger, especially loss of cultural property and natural beauty,
Deeply conscious of primary threats to world heritage sites, which are development
pressure, unsustainable tourism, insufficient management, looting, war and armed
conflicts and natural disasters,
Having considered underlying factors resulting in the unexpected degradation of
condition of world heritages: lack of appreciation of severity of the issue, shortage of
national finding and international support, dearth of expertise and effective
monitoring,
Bearing in mind the obligation to take actions in order to protect the valuable world
tangible heritage sites,
Viewing with application efforts of member states with the goal is to protect national
heritages,
Taking into consideration capabilities of each member state in terms of human
resources, policies and financial budget to the Global Strategy and preservation of
world heritages,
Having examined the feasibilities of solutions proposed by the member parties,

Convinced by the effectiveness of those measures,


Confident in positive impacts the implementation of these solutions can generate,
1. Congratulates member states on achievements of protecting world heritages;
2. Confirms position of nations in terms of capabilities, roles and reponsibilities for
preserving tangible heritage sites;
3. Calls upon further efforts of all countries to enact more feasible solutions tackling
the deterioration of world heritages;
4. Recommends countries to gain experience from nations which have successfully
protected their tangible heritages;
5. Further recommends collaboration and unity of all member states in order to
collectively protect the heritages;
6. Suggests collaboration amongs countries via training and advisory activities,
professional networks and innovative partnerships, also educational content and
access to knowledge;
7. Takes notes of situations of each member state with respect to their own
achievements, difficulties and proposals;
8. Approves each country to deal with the issue of degradation by themselves to
protect the own tangible heritages on condition that the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization have the authority to examine and assist through
the whole process;
9. Authorizes nomination on national heritages to the world heritage list as well as the
danger list;
10. Calls for contribution of member parties to support the global heritage fun;
11. Requests member states to approve assistance from the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in terms of human resources,
expertise and financial support;
12. Further requests member states of the World Heritage Convention to tackle
deterioration causes;
13. Suggests the governments of member states to consider policies regarding
modernization and development, espicially in the nearby areas of world heritages,
enforce regulations governing tourism to these sites and facilitate the management
system including surverllance and guards;
14. Urges member parties to solve current underlying causes of degradation of the
tangible world heritages, fulfill the lack of financial budget, expertise, human

resources, governace and especially the shortage of appreciation for the scale of the
problem;
15. Invites the United Nations Security Council to control armed conflicts and
terrorism, one of the main threats of world tangible heritages;
16. Invites all member states to implement feasible policies under supervision of the
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization;
17. Hopes that