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1993 – Fez, Morocco

Financing presentation initiatives in World Heritage Cities: why, by whom and how?

1993: The Organization of World Heritage Cities is founded in Fez (Morocco)

After discussions during the Second International Symposium of World Heritage Cities, held in Fez (Morocco), delegates from 56 participating cities meet on September 8, 1993 in the Founding General Assembly and decide to create the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). The Statutes adopted at that time specify the mission, the goals and powers of this international non-profit non-governmental organization. The Founding General Assembly accepts the proposal by the Mayor of Québec City and President of the Provisional Executive Committee to establish the headquarters of the Organization in Québec City. The eight members of the Board of Directors and the Secretary General were elected by the General Assembly.

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2024 – Cordoba, Spain

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