Cuba stated today that it is fundamental to preserve and protect the natural and cultural heritage, an essential premise for socio-economic development and reaffirmation of a people’s identity.
In the current situation worldwide, where wars and crisis are commonplace, the destruction and plundering of the heritage reaches unprecedented level, said Cuban ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce María Buergo, at the official presentation of the country’s candidacy to the World Heritage Committee 2015.
The preservation and defense of our patrimonial values have always been essential premises of the Revolution’s cultural policy, she stressed.
In this sense, Buergo stressed the great importance of the concepts of conservation and education, urban management, comprehensive renovation, sustainable development, community participation and social responsibility.
The diplomat recalled that Cuba has included nine sites to the World Heritage List, including historical centers, colonial forts, cultural landscapes and natural sites.
She also stressed that Cuba promotes the exchange of concrete experiences in heritage management.