TitleReturn or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Recommends that Member States adopt or strengthen the necessary protective legislation with regard to their own heritage and that of other peoples; invites Member States to continue drawing up systematic inventories of cultural property existing in their territory and of their cultural property abroad; recommends that Member States should ensure that inventories of museum collections include not only the items on display but also those in storage, and that they comprise all necessary documentation, particularly photographs of each item; appeals to Member States to cooperate closely with the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation and to conclude bilateral agreements for this purpose; requests States parties to the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property to keep the Secretary-General of Unesco fully informed of the measures taken to ensure implementation of the Convention at the national level.
Adopted at the 35th plenary meeting, 22 Oct. 1991. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 46th session, Volume 1, 17 September-20 December 1991. - A/46/49. - 1992. - p. 14-15. - (GAOR, 46th sess., Suppl. no. 49).