UN General Assembly Resolution on the Return or Restitution of Cultural Property to the Countries of Origin (1993)

Resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly about Return and Restitution of Cultural Property.

Preface: The UN General Assembly Resolution on the Return or Restitution of Cultural Property to the Countries of Origin (1993) was adopted by the UN General Assembly, 2 Nov., 1993.

The Resolution supports international cooperation and efforts of international organizations to ensure the restitution or return of cultural property. It encourages cooperation with the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Country of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation.

It recommends:

  • strengthening existing legislation for the protection of cultural property,
  • requiring archaeologists to provide photographic documentation of objects discovered in the course of excavations,
  • continued efforts in cooperation with UNESCO in the development of inventories of cultural property, and
  • greater public awareness regarding restitution and return of cultural property.
UNESCO is concerned with the issue of Return or Restitution of Cultural Property to the Country of Origin. The United Nations General Assembly is also involved in this field. Indeed, since 1972, many resolutions on the Protection and the Return of Cultural Property, as part of the Preservation and Further Development of Cultural Values, have been adopted. Resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly about Return and Restitution of Cultural Property:
  • Resolution 3026 A (XXVII) of 18 December 1972
  • Resolution 3148 (XXVIII) of 14 December 1973
  • Resolution 3187 (XXVIII) of 18 December 1973
  • Resolution 3391 (XXX) of 19 November 1975
  • Resolution 31/40 of 30 November 1976
  • Resolution 32/18 of 11 Novembrer 1977
  • Resolution 33/50 of 14 December 1978
  • Resolution 34/64 of 29 November 1979
  • Resolutions 35/127 and 35/128 of 11 December 1980
  • Resolution 36/64 of 27 November 1981
  • Resolution 38/34 of 25 November 1983
  • Resolution 40/19 of 21 November 1985
  • Resolution 42/7 of 22 October 1987
  • Resolution 44/18 of 6 November 1989
  • Resolution 46/10 of 22 October 1991
  • Resolution 48/15 of 2 November 1993
  • Resolution 50/56 of 11 December 1995
  • Resolution 52/24 of 25 November 1997
  • Resolution 54/190 of 17 December 1999
  • Resolution 56/97 of 14 December 2001
  • Resolution 1483 of 22 May 2003 by the Security Council of the UN concerning Iraq
  • Resolution 58/17 of 3 December 2003
  • Resolution 61/52 of 4 December 2006
  • Resolution 64/78 of 7 December 2009
Category
Resolution

Date

1993

Promulgation

The UN General Assembly, 2 Nov., 1993.

Descriptions

  • The Resolution supports international cooperation and efforts of international organizations to ensure the restitution or return of cultural property.
  • It recommends: strengthening existing legislation for the protection of cultural property, requiring archaeologists to provide photographic documentation of objects discovered in the course of excavations, continued efforts in cooperation with UNESCO in the development of inventories of cultural property, and greater public awareness regarding restitution and return of cultural property.
  • It encourages cooperation with the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Country of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation.

Source

http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/48/a48r015.htm

Download

 http://www.unesco.org/culture/laws/pdf/UNGA_resolution4815.pdf

References

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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