A mission was organized from the 30th January - 5th February 2010 in view of strengthening Spanish Funds-in-Trust technical cooperation, focusing on the Spanish Funds-in-Trust programme for indicators of sustainable development at World Heritage Historic Centres.
The objectives of the mission were:
- Guide the roadmap to finalize the management plan of the city, as requested by the World Heritage Committee;
- Evaluate the outcomes of the participatory methodology already applied in Xochimilco by UNESCO/WH Centre and UNESCO Office in Mexico;
- Carry out a diagnosis of the State of Conservation as perceived by local inhabitants;
- Apply the thematic approach identified in Cuba in April 2009.
The Mexican Authorities expressed their desire to invite the Director-General of UNESCO to the official presentation of the Management Plan of the Historic Centre in February 2011.