The inscription of a cultural site on UNESCO's World Heritage List is not an end in itself. The characteristics and the qualities that justified its inscription must be preserved. While it is the responsibility of the international community and local officials, it is also the responsibility of each and every one of us to help safeguard the cultural and natural sites of the earth before it is too late.
It is a question of protecting the heritage to pass it on to future generations, to make it accessible to a greater number of people, and also to ensure that this heritage, an essential component of cultural diversity, is developed properly.
One of the key objectives of the OWHC is to favour, both on the regional and international levels, cooperation and the exchange of information and knowledge between World Heritage cities. In that sense, the OWHC organized the " City2City " program that is intended to disseminate all types of exchanges and dialogues among its member cities.
- Bergen (Norway) - Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
- Vilnius (Lithuania) - Warsaw (Poland)
- Valetta (Malta) - Vilnius (Lithuania)
- Bern (Switzerland) - Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
- Evora (Portugal) - Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
- Bergen (Norway) - Guanajuato (Mexico)
- Québec (Canada) - Guanajuato (Mexico)
If you are a member of the OWHC and have carried out exchange projects with other World Heritage cities, send us your texts or links to your information (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will be pleased to publish this evidence of solidarity.