TitleReturn or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin.
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Reaffirms that the restitution to a country of its objets d'art, mounuments, museum pieces, archives, manuscripts, documents and any other cultural or artistic treasures contributes to the strengthening of international co-operation; recommends that Member States adopt or strengthen the necessary protective legislation with regard to their own heritage and that of their peoples; invites Member States to continue drawing up inventories of cultural property existing in their territory and of their cultural property abroad; invites Member States engaged in seeking the recovery of cultural and artistic treasures from the sea-bed, to facilitate the participation of States having a historical link with those treasures.
Adopted at the 87th plenary meeting, 21 Nov. 1985. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 40th session, 17 September-18 December 1985, 28 April-9 May and 20 June 1986. - A/40/53. - 1986. - p. 22-23. - (GAOR, 40th sess., Suppl. no. 53).