Meeting in the historic city of Québec (Canada), from 29 September to 4 October 2008,
at the invitation of ICOMOS Canada, on the occasion of the 16th General Assembly of
ICOMOS and the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec,
the participants adopt the following Declaration of principles and recommendations to
preserve the spirit of place through the safeguarding of tangible and intangible heritage,
which is regarded as an innovative and efficient manner of ensuring sustainable and
social development throughout the world.