The first day was devoted to Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Value, with the managers of the Brazilian sites. The following days were spent on the Periodic Reporting exercise, and the national focal points and site managers of South America took part.

One hundred and twenty participants from 10 countries attended, including national focal points, site managers and Brazilian Authorities in charge of the protection of World Heritage, representatives of the Category 2 Centre in Rio de Janeiro and Advisory Bodies (IUCN, ICOMOS, and ICCROM). The four-day meeting was organized by the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit in cooperation with the Category 2 Centre of Rio de Janeiro, the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) and the Chico Mendes Institute.