As historic lighthouse is the unique and strong symbol of the world maritime heritage and holds great significance to local and national communities, it should be treated differently from other cultural assets. The lighthouse heritage is a meaningful legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural heritage of lighthouses is irreplaceable source of life and inspiration.
In this respect the Incheon Declaration will encourage humanity's efforts for the preservation and sustainable management of historic lighthouses as world heritage, and create an international consensus in support of the content of the document.
The Declaration shall not convey any legal power or responsibilities and in itself create any binding obligations.
Understanding of the value of the historic lighthouse
The preservation and sustainable management of the historic lighthouse as world heritage
Promotion of knowledge and fact-based understanding about the historic lighthouse
Promotion of the world-wide aspects of lighthouse heritage by encouraging a network of information sources
Participation of citizens in pursuing the preservation and sustainable management of the historic lighthouse
International cooperation to preserve and use historic lighthouse as an irreplaceable source of life and inspiration
International cooperation to revitalize the IALA Heritage Forum and develop a mechanism for managing tentatively named "World Lighthouse Heritage List"