Qhapaq Ñan Harmonisation Meeting
Thanks to the generous invitation of the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Ministry of Cultures, the 8th International Meeting of the Technical Secretariat, dedicated to the preparation of the nomination of Qhapaq Ñan/ Andean Road System for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is taking place from 26-28 April 2012.
Representatives from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Cultural Heritage Directors from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, accompanied by their respective national Qhapaq Ñan project coordinators, will meet in La Paz to move forward with the final discussions on the harmonisation of the final nomination file of the Main Andean Road. During three days of intense work the group will debate the final presentation of the cartography and the conservation and management system of this serial transnational nomination that, without a doubt, poses a unique challenge in the history of the 1972 Convention. Representatives from the six State Parties involved will advance with the necessary institutional coordination strategy and policy to ensure international commitment to preserve the Outstanding Universal Value of Qhapaq Ñan for future generations.