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1999 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Innovation in the Management of World Heritage Cities

1999: New program and lively elections in Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Seventy (70) mayors, participants from 45 countries and representatives of UNESCO, the World Tourism Organization, ICCROM, ICOMOS, the Nordic World Heritage Centre, etc. gathered in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from October 20 to 23, 1999. Attendants spent four days discussing Innovation in the Management of World Heritage Cities. This theme generated several presentations, workshops and discussions and led to the adoption of the Santiago de Compostela Manifest. The General Assembly of the OWHC was held during the symposium. The work program for the next two years was adopted, including a project intended for youth in World Heritage Cities called CITY of CULTURE for PEACE. Finally, elections took place to choose members of the Board of Directors, the President and the host city of the 2001 symposium. The elections were hotly disputed but in a friendly atmosphere. Puebla, Mexico, was chosen as the host of the 2001 symposium.

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