12th World Congress of Organization of World Heritage Cities

19- 22 November. Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

+ INFO:  ocpmoaxaca2013.org

The World Congress of OWHC (Organization of World Heritage Cities) is a unique forum. Held every two years, this organization brings together policy makers, academics, politicians and professionals from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Cities.

Since the first Congress in 1991, this conference has allowed participants to discuss issues of common interest, share experiences, and plan for new strategies to face the challenges related to the conservation and management of World Heritage Cities.

The theme of the XII World Congress of the OWHC, which will be held in Oaxaca City in November 2013, is “Heritage Cities, Sustainable Cities”.


A World Heritage city should prioritize the implementation of sustainable development strategies. The fundamental objective of the XII World Congress of the OWHC is to create a platform for dialogue and to share knowledge about cases involving the theme of World Heritage Cities and Sustainable Development, and transfer these ideas to public policies and government actions.

Poster Presentation