CITY HALL | THE MAYOR’S ROOM
THE CENTER OF TOWN. There are 266 Heritage Cities in the World… there are none in the United States.
Continuing on realizing the dream of Philadelphia becoming a World Heritage City Influencers and the Global Philadelphia Association attended the PWHC luncheon in the City Hall Mayor’s Reception Room (The Room is surrounded by the painted portraits of 42 of the City’s past Mayors).
For a complete view of the images from this event please select this link or the “Jan 13, 2015 Philadelphia World Heritage Cities~Luncheon” album in the right column of this photo weblog.
Presently Philadelphia is the first U.S. City to have been named as an Observer Member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC).
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded on September 8, 1993 in Fez, Morocco. As of December 31, 2007, the organization was made up of 233 cities … The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded on September 8, 1993 in Fez, Morocco. As of December 31, 2007, the organization was made up of 233 cities in which are located sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Of the member cities, seven are located in Africa, 36 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 20 in Asia and the Pacific, 120 in Europe and Canada, and 20 in the Arab States. At the moment there are also four Observer-members. The headquarters are in Quebec City, in Canada.