After reading parts of a 392 page dossier prepared between 2013 - 2016, with the ambition of being included on Korea's tentative list, I began reflecting on the process in which each state party approaches their tentative list.
Does anyone have any insight into the bar set by other state parties regarding inclusion onto their respective tentative list? Essentially, how mature does the nomination file need to be? OUV justification, comparative analysis, management plan, detailed maps, symposium with public measuring community support? The 392 page dossier included all of the later and more. In fact, dozens of pictures highlighted the serial components, historical maps alongside satellite images were used, and significant historical research occurred in order to form this dossier itself.
When considering the means OECD countries have at their disposal in regards to cultural heritage, tourism promotion, and preservation it begs the question: is it possible to close the gap between under-represented countries and their more affluent counterparts?