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Decision 28 COM 13.2
Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World heritage List

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre in WHC-03/28.COM/INF 13A and commends Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru on the progress made on the implementation of the candidature process for the inscription of the Qhapaq Ñan (Main Andean Road) on the World Heritage List;

2. Considering the results of the consultation meetings with the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of the referred six States Parties and the documents adopted at the Second Expert Meeting held in Cusco on 24 - 26 October 2003
and Third Expert Meeting held in La Paz on 4-7 April 2004, commends the World Heritage Centre on establishing a consultation mechanism with the States Parties concerned to ensure the proper coordination and follow-up of actions and international assistance, that will be required to successfully implement the process of nomination of the Qhapaq Ñan (Main Andean Road) for inscription on the World Heritage List and requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to collaborate with the States Parties concerned in the implementation of the recommendations of the Second and Third expert

3. Welcomes the desire of the States Party to develop multi-national co-operation for a joint World Heritage nomination and to respond to priorities established by
the World Heritage Committee in the context of the Global Strategy for a Representative World Heritage List, the Periodic Report for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Budapest Declaration;

4. Encourages Ecuador and Colombia to include in their Tentative Lists properties related to Qhapaq Ñan (Main Andean Road) situated on their territories;

5. Also requests the World Heritage Centre, in consultation and coordination with the States Parties concerned and in co-operation with UNESCO office in Lima and, when appropriate, other regional offices of UNESCO to promote an adequate coordination of the World Heritage inscription initiative with other relevant programmers, projects and activities, such as the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) Technical Co-operation project;

6. Agrees on the need to begin, in parallel to the process of the candidature, a
forward-looking process for international co-operation between the World
Heritage Centre and international donors or funding agencies worldwide to
establish a solid mechanism to ensure the continuity of a successful future after
the nomination, taking into account the Regional Action Plan which is being
prepared by the six State Parties with the financial support of the Inter-American
Development Bank;
7. Congratulates the World Heritage Centre on its initiative to organize, in 2006, an
International Conference to seek extra-budgetary contributions from relevant
donor and financing institutions to develop an action plan for the coming 10
8. Thanks Spain and Netherlands for contributing Extra-budgetary Funds for
implementing actions foreseen in 2004 and encourages other State Parties to the
World Heritage Convention to contribute additional financial and human
resources for the project;
9. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to use appropriate resources
for the implementation of this project from the World Heritage Fund in 2005;
10. Encourages the World Heritage Centre to implement an awareness-raising action
to increase the general public knowledge of the project;
11. Further requests that the World Heritage Centre inform the World Heritage
Committee at its 29th session in 2005 on the progress made in the
implementation of this initiative.

Decision Code
28 COM 13.2
Credibility of the World Heritage List
Decisions of the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee
Context of Decision