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German Bundestag Passes Motion Regarding World Heritage

On 18 June 2015, the members of the German Bundestag passed a motion regarding World Heritage proposed by the government coalition. The motion underlines Germany’s commitment to the protection of World Heritage on a national and international level, and its role in regard to the World Heritage Convention during and also beyond the presidency of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee.

In her speech, Ms Maria Böhmer, Minister of State and Chairperson of the 39th session, stressed once again the importance of international cooperation and the responsibility of the international community to protect endangered heritage worldwide.

Read the full motion as well as the speech of the chairperson of the 39th session in front of the German Bundestag (in German).