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1991 – Quebec, Canada

Safeguarding historic urban ensembles in a time of change

1991: First International Symposium of World Heritage Cities is held in Québec City (Canada)

With the cooperation of the Governments of Québec and Canada and under the auspices of UNESCO, Québec City is the site of the First International Symposium of World Heritage Cities from June 30 to July 4, 1991. At the conclusion of this meeting, the delegates from the 41 participating cities adopt the Québec City Declaration in which the desire to set up a network of World Heritage Cities was stated. A Provisional Executive Committee of nine mayors is created to take action.

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