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UNESCO

date : May 1980

Decision (Dec. 109/EX/7.2) adopted by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 109thsession requesting the Director General to draw the attention of the General Conference, at its next session, to the need to safeguard the entire archaeological site of Tyre and its surroundings.

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US Congress

date : June 1981

Resolution 144 adopted by the US Senate, stating that "the continuing conflict in Lebanon threatens the survival of the ancient city of Tyre, one of the historical treasures of our world".

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US Senate

date : April 1987

Sec. 130 adopted by the Foreign AffairsCommission of the US Senate requesting that the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) protect the archaeological site of Tyre.

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US Congress

date : June 2000

Declaration 146 – Congressional Record – (106thCongress, 2nd session). Senator Spencer Abraham asks the Lebanese Government to cease the current development works, especially the South Highway, until the establishment of a Master Plan for Tyre.

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The World Heritage

date : December 2001

WHC-01/CONF.208.4 – The World Heritage Committee during its 25thextraordinary session was informed of the recent decisions taken by the Lebanese Authorities on the tourism marina project and the urban master plan.

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The World Heritage

date : August 2002

Doc WHC-02/CONF.202.17 – Decision adopted by the 26thsession of the World Heritage Committee"…recommends, within the framework of the World Bank project, the preparation of a comprehensive archaeological map of the entire site of Tyre…"

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The World Heritage

date : July 2004

Doc WHC-04/28.COM/15B – Decision adopted by the 28thsession of the World Heritage Committee “… regrets that the illegal construction of a building within the archaeological area could not be prevented… and encourages the Lebanese State to establish an archaeological marine reserve…”

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The World Heritage

date : July 2005

Doc. WHC-05/29.COM/22 – Decision adopted by the 29thsession of the World Heritage Committee “… requests ICOMOS to undertake a reactive monitoring mission in order to assess the impact of the ongoing or planned projects.