Andina

UNESCO not to include Peru's Machu Picchu in 'World Heritage in Danger' list

Tourists visiting the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Photo:ANDINA/Alberto Orbegoso

Tourists visiting the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Photo:ANDINA/Alberto Orbegoso

00:00 | Krakow (Poland), Jul. 7.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will not include Peru's Inca citadel Machu Picchu in its List of World Heritage in Danger, State-run Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDCC) informed Thursday.

Announcement came after the 21 members of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee approved by consensus the report on Machu Picchu's state of conservation within the framework of its 41st Session, running thru July 12 in Krakow.

"It was a unanimous approval; there was not even a debate nor discussion, which means UNESCO withdraws its intention to include Machu Picchu in the List of World Heritage in Danger," DDCC head Vidal Pino affirmed.


The DDCC representative currently attends the said session joined by Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park Head Fernando Astete, Culture Ministry's World Heritage Sites National Director Ana Maria Hoyle and Peru's Permanent Representative to UNESCO Ambassador Manuel Rodriguez.

"This is a major achievement for the Culture Ministry and the Peruvian State, which […] have articulated efforts to redress the observations UNESCO made earlier on," the government official pointed out. 


The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee will address requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

During the event, the World Heritage Committee will also examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the list, as well as many other issues concerning the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. 

(END) NDP/DHT/MVB

Published: 7/7/2017
Most read