Preparations are being completed in Chile, where almost everything is ready, for the final meeting of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Latin America and the Caribbean that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 2 to 5 December 2012.

The primary objectives of this meeting will be the development of the 2013-2020 Regional Action Plan and also the preparation of a final report on the results of the Second Cycle to be presented to the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013.

 As the final meeting for the Region, it will involve the participation of more than one hundred people among them focal points, site managers and Ambassadors representing twenty-five countries from all three sub-regions in Latin America and the Caribbean – the Caribbean, South America, and Central America and Mexico, and follows on from a cycle of sub regional meetings held in Santo Domingo, Mexico and Brazil. Sub regional organizations and the Advisory Bodies will participate in the event as well.