1.         Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (Mexico) (C 414)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

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

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/414/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/414/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

November - December 2004: World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Urban development pressures in areas surrounding the property;

b) Lack of management plan.

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/414/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2010

On 2 February 2010, the Management Plan was submitted by the State Party, including various annexes, one of which provides responses to the requests made by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009). On 18 March 2010, a document entitled – State of Conservation was submitted to the World Heritage Centre. This report was not a part of previous annexes submitted on 2 February 2010 and includes information about the zoning for the site, an analysis of the social actors and existing conflicts, and information on visitors to the property.

a) Management Plan

The State Party submitted the finalised Management Plan. The document includes comprehensive background and general information about the property, the results of the different diagnostics carried out, proposals for the management organization, proposed management zones and their general strategies, as well as programmes for conservation, management and awareness building, including also general provisions for disaster prevention and the time frame for implementation is 2010-2015.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies welcome the finalisation of the Management Plan and the provisions made for the conservation and management of the property and its setting.

b) Intersectorial working group

The management plan submitted considers the forming of an inter-institutional commission that will be authorised to make agreements about the urbanization improvements, land use, improvements of the environment and tourism development in the property and its setting. A social outreach programme has also been prescribed to address conditions at the buffer zone of the property.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies take note about the provisions made in the Management Plan. They particularly underscore the importance of fully operating the proposed social outreach programme and the forming of the prescribed inter-institutional commission to address the conditions assessed at the surrounding areas to mitigate threats, derived from unplanned urban expansion and land use and its effects on the landscape, on the Outstanding Universal Value and the related conditions of integrity and authenticity of the property.

c) Other issues

In an annex document, the State Party indicates that no additional proposals had been submitted by the tourism sector of the State of Mexico.

The State Party has submitted additional information on an Action Plan with regard to the spring solstice activities, the plan for thematic routes and traffic studies.


To conclude, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies welcome the finalisation of the management plan and encourage the State Party to take the provisions made from planning stages, when applicable, into full implementation and to secure the necessary resources that guarantee the sustainability of the proposed management system.


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


Decision Adopted: 34 COM 7B.111

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.138, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Notes with satisfaction the finalization of the Management Plan and encourages the State Party to implement the provisions made and to secure the required resources to guarantee the sustainability of the proposed management system;

4. Takes note that no new proposals for lighting and sound have been submitted to the concerned authorities at the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) and invites the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, any new proposal according to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

5. Requests the State Party to elaborate conservation guidelines for intervention according to the diagnostic provided;

6. Encourages the State Party to put into operation the inter-institutional commission proposed in the management plan to address pressing issues in the property, its buffer zone and its wider setting, particularly with regard to land use and urban development;

7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.