At its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), and within the framework of the Reflection Year on the Periodic Reporting exercise, the World Heritage Committee decided to establish a working group on the simplification of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire and the setting up of indicators (Decision 30 COM 11G).

The World Heritage Centre is organizing the first meeting of this Working group on 6-7 November 2006, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.