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ICC-Angkor is a forum where architects, engineers, restorers, archaeologists, researchers, anthropologists and technical experts in various fields can exchange their experiences and views for the preservation and development of the Angkor Park.
As the follow-up to the decision of the First Intergovernmental Conference on the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor, held in Tokyo in October 1993, and the first meeting of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC), held in Phnom Penh on 21 and 22 December 1993, the working procedures of the Committee were established. It was decided that the Committee would be co-chaired by France and Japan, and a practical approach was defined. It foresaw that activities for the preservation and safeguarding of monuments and other cultural heritage, as well as a balanced economic development of the region, should be adopted in consultation with the Cambodian authorities. Japan and France ensure the co-chairmanship, while UNESCO in close cooperation with APSARA ensures the secretariat of the ICC-Angkor.