These conclusions and recommendations were agreed upon by the participants at the conference Linking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 May 2003). The conference was attended by representatives from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Kenya, Lebanon, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Suriname, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United Republic of Tanzania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN.

The conference Programme and List of Participants are annexed to this document as Annex 1 and Annex 2. The abstracts and papers can be downloaded from the website