Tehuacán Valley candidate to UNESCO World Heritage

The Mexican Valley aspires to be included in the World Heritage list as a "mixed site" of UNESCO at the 41st meeting of the organization's heritage committee.
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08/06/2017
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The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley in Mexico will become a candidate to be declared World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the body confirmed today.

The Mexican Valley aspires to be included in the World Heritage list as "mixed site" of UNESCO at the 41st meeting of the organization's Heritage Committee.

The candidacy of the Mexican site, the only Mexico's candidate this year, is described as an example of an "original Mesoamerican habitat ".

The Heritage Committee meeting will be held from July 2 to 12 in the Polish city of Krakow.

The committee will examine 35 applications from around the world that aspire to be part of the famous list as a natural, cultural or mixed site heritage piece.

Next week, the director of the UNESCO World Heritage Center, Mechtild Rössler, will present, at the organization's headquarters in Paris, the candidacies that will be analyzed by the committee who will make an assessment of the conservation status of these sites.
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