Tangible Cultural Heritage constitutes the cornerstone of activities, projects and programmes of the Culture Unit. UNESCO Ramallah Office continuously engages with local actors for interventions at the policy level, but also during the implementation of projects, as well as building the national capacities of relevant Palestinian cultural institutions. Throughout the years, work included the development of master plans for archaeological parks, conservation, rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of historic buildings, conservation and management plans for historic towns and villages as well as cultural landscapes.
In the framework of its regular programme on Culture, UNESCO Ramallah Office is updating and upgrading the inventory of the cultural heritage sites in the Gaza Strip. The Inventory update is a response to the recommendations of the Detailed Needs Assessment that was prepared following the summer war on Gaza in 2014, the inventory managed to survey around 260 historic buildings, and 68 archaeological sites in the Gaza Strip.