UNESCO; Executive Board ; Session 149

date : 1996-05-01
Reference Number : 149 EX/Decisions

“the International Association to Save Tyre is admitted to operational relations with UNESCO”

ANNEX 4 : NGOs and entities admitted to operational relations: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO SAVE TYRE P.7

UNESCO; World Heritage Committee; Session 20

date : 1996-04-01
Reference Number : WHC-96/CONF.202/INF.10

“… the Bureau took note that the project to extend the northern port had been completely abandoned and that a project was underway to remove the unsightly constructions from the Roman aqueduct…”

Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage.

UNESCO; World Heritage Committee; Session 21

date : 1998-02-01
Reference Number : WHC-97/CONF.208/17

Recommending that "particular attention be paid to the rapid preparation of a master plan covering all the archaeological zones of Tyre and its surroundings…”

The Directorate General of Antiquities had already carried out a series of conservation activities, but concerned with regard to existing threats, the Committee commended the Lebanese authorities for the quality of the protection work carried out successfully and recommended that particular attention be paid to the rapid preparation of a master plan covering all the archaeological zones of Tyre and its surroundings, including the City of Tyre. P.30

UNESCO; Mr. Federico Mayor.

date : 1998-03-08
Reference Number : DG/98/16

Official launch of the UNESCO International Campaign to Save Tyre by the General Director of UNESCO, Mr. Federico Mayor.

Speech of Mister Federico Mayor Managing director of the United Nations Organization for the education, the science and the culture (UNESCO) On the occasion of the launch of the international campaign of the protection of the site of Tyre.

UNESCO; World Heritage Committee; Session 22

date : 1998-08-01
Reference Number : WHC-98/CONF.201.9

Session “… congratulated the Lebanese authorities for the official launch of Tyre’s International Campaign and encouraged them to immediately halt all works endangering Tyre’s heritage…”

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat and the information provided by the Delegate of Lebanon, the Bureau encouraged the Lebanese authorities to continue the Campaign in co-operation with UNESCO. Finally, the Bureau urged the Lebanese authorities to immediately halt all works endangering the heritage of Tyre, to reinforce cooperation between the national institutions involved in the region of Tyr and to improve control mechanisms in order to prevent any additional destruction of the heritage of the region. P.17

UNESCO; World Heritage Committee; Session 22

date : 1998-11-01
Reference Number : WHC-98/CONF.203/5

Session requesting "that the safeguarding of the archaeological areas of Tyre be considered by the Lebanese authorities as top priority and that any infrastructural work within the site be suspended until the adoption of the Master Plan”.

In September 1998, the Minister of Public Works of Lebanon was invited to a meeting with the Secretariat and with the President of the International Association for the Safeguarding of Tyre. At this meeting, the Minister requested UNESCO to provide assistance to secure the proper integration of archaeology in the Master Plan and in his Ministry’s works. The Division of UNESCO, in charge of the international campaign launched in March 1998, had already started this technical support by sending an expert in urban planning in July 1998, whose report has now been transmitted to the Lebanese authorities.

UNESCO; World Heritage Committee; Session 23

date : 1999-09-01
Reference Number : WHC-99/CONF.204/15

Endorsing the recommendations of the International Scientific Committee for Tyre, emphasized

The Bureau recommended continued co-operation between UNESCO and the Lebanese authorities, notably in the framework of international campaigns and, in endorsing the recommendations of the International Scientific Committee, emphasized the need: for a buffer zone, in conformity with the 1972. P.30-31 Convention for properties inscribed on the World Heritage List.

UNESCO; World Heritage Committee; Session 23

date : 2000-03-01
Reference Number : WHC-99/CONF.209/22

requesting “… that the recommendations of the International Scientific Committee be urgently implemented to ensure the safeguarding of the archaeological zones…”

The Committee requested to the Lebanese Government that the recommendations of the International Scientific Committee be urgently implemented, particularly the adoption of a city management plan to ensure the safeguarding of the archaeological zones as well as their protection through the creation of an appropriate landscapedesign in co-operation with ICOMOS, ICCROM and IFLA. The Committee also requested the authorities to open a national account for the International Safeguarding Campaign as it was agreed with UNESCO, and recalled in the letter dated 7 July 1999 from the Director-General to the Minister of Culture”.

Congressional Record ; Senator Spencer Abraham

date : 2000-06-01

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.

I rise today to recognize the American National Committee for Tyre and the International Association to Save Tyre for all the good work they are doing to raise awareness on the issue of preserving this great historical site...