1.         Historic Centre of Puebla (Mexico) (C 416)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (ii)(iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/416/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 18,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/416/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Urban development project including the demolition of a great number of colonial constructions

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/416/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The World Heritage Committee was informed, at its eighteenth session, that the Chairperson of the Committee approved in 1994 technical assistance in order to advise the national and local authorities of Puebla on the conservation and rehabilitation policies for this city. To this effect, in the last half of 1994 and the beginning of 1995 an expert undertook a series of missions to Puebla. The final report of these missions is expected to be submitted to the Bureau and a presentation will be made during that session.

Action Required

The Bureau is requested to examine the report at its session and to decide which actions or recommendations should be made in this respect.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 19 BUR VI.22

The Bureau recalled that World Heritage technical assistance was approved in 1994 in order to advise the national and local authorities on the conservation and rehabilitation policies for this city, particularly for the Rio San Francisco area. The Secretariat informed the Bureau that a high-level expert had undertaken a series of missions and that the final report will be available by the end of July. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to report on the results of this assistance to the its next session.