Within the context of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, a World Heritage National Strategy Workshop will be held in Papua New Guinea in March 2006.

Foreseen outcomes include:

  • the preparation of a Tentative List of all potential World Heritage natural and cultural sites, serial and transboundary, cultural landscapes and seascapes
  • the development of a National Action Plan.

The Plan will focus, amongst others, on the preparation of World Heritage nominations for the next five years, capacity building of local experts, and World Heritage education and awareness programmes. It will also assist local authorities in establishing a World Heritage National Committee including key Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and International Organizations (IOs).