Situated in the current province of Siem Reap in the northwest of Cambodia, Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Kings and the group of monuments constructed between the ninth and fifteenth centuries, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992. This marked the beginning of a great national and international collaboration to safeguard its heritage.
The second “International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor” (ICC-Angkor) was organised in Paris 14 and 15 November 2003. The conference reflected on the ten years of co-operation between UNESCO, Japan and France, via the ICC for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor, to develop and adopt an action plan that would maintain actions safeguarding Angkor on the parameters set out by the Tokyo Declaration of 1993. An exposition and a documentary film were presented, and a publication after the meeting, which ended with the reading of the Paris Declaration of 2003 on the Safeguarding and Development of Angkor.