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2001 – Puebla, Mexico

Prevention and protection measures for the World Heritage Cities in case of disasters

2001: A Colorful Symposium in Puebla (Mexico)

Despite the attack on New York on 11 September, the 6th International Symposium, which took place in Puebla (Mexico) October 3-5, 2001, welcomed 1 300 participants. All of them were able to exchange ideas and experiences on the theme “Prevention and protection measures for the World Heritage Cities in case of disasters”. The highlights included a float and marching band parade in the streets of Puebla with the participation of over 1 000 children wearing their country’s traditional costumes; the opening ceremony during which the big winner of the drawing contest “CITY of CULTURE for PEACE”, a young Brazilian girl from São Luís, was awarded a prize worth US$5 000 – a trip to one or more World Heritage Cities in 2002 -; the General Assembly that elected two new Mayors to the Board of Directors, i.e. the Mayors of Cuenca (Ecuador) and Vilnius (Lithuania), in addition to the re-election of two Mayors, Evora (Portugal) and Toledo (Spain); the election by the Assembly of the new President, the mayor of Toledo (Spain), and the selection of the host of the 7th International Symposium, the city of Rhodes (Greece).

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