The first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) for 2013-2015 was held on April 27, 28 and 29 in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic. The meeting was extremely fruitful:
- The eight cities elected on the Board of Directors of the OWHC were present;
- There were discussions in particular about the working guidelines of the OWHC for the coming months;
- The city of Arequipa, Peru, was also present and presented the progress of the preparation of the next World Congress of the OWHC.
The President of the Board of Directors 2013-2015 and mayor of Sintra, Portugal, Mr. Basílio Horta, was present and has already demonstrated his leadership. The OWHC will have a definite focus on the collaboration with the international heritage community and the partner organizations concerned.
The OWHC finally wishes to thank Mr. Ivo Šanc, mayor of Kutná Hora, as well as his entire team for the warm welcome of the Board of Directors as well as for the active participation in the proper development of the Organization.