Within the framework of the World Heritage Centre Thematic Programme Human Evolution Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS), the Government of Korea and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre organize the International meeting of Experts "Human Origin Sites in Asia and the World Heritage Convention" at the Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Republic of Korea from 24 to 28 September 2012. This meeting is largely financed by the Government of Korea and by the Extra-budgetary Spanish Funds-in-Trust for World Heritage.
The Government of the Republic of Korea and the World Heritage Centre will be inviting a group of National and International Experts, Sites Managers, members of the Scientific Committee of the HEADS Programme and national representatives to participate in discussions in favor of the recognition, conservation and research of human evolution-related sites in Asia.
This meeting will provide an important step in strengthening national and regional cooperation and capacities in support of the future protection and sustainability of human origin-related sites in Asia. In line with activities of the UNESCO HEADS Action Plan, the meeting will offer a regional platform to evaluate current methodologies for establishing the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of related sites for potential future inscription to World Heritage List as well as developing guidelines on applied research for conservation.