Mazatlan seeking recognition of Unesco as a Creative City


There are several factors that influence Mazatlán to achieve the badge, which will be delivered in November in Paris, France

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- With band music, seafood and beer; Mazatlan seeks to be recognized before the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a creative city with diversity and innovation, as well as for its important cultural wealth that has transcended borders.

In the framework of the world day of cultural diversity and development, in Mazatlan representatives of different cities of the country met, seeking to be recognized by Unesco; where the governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel besides giving for inaugurated the event, said that after the tourist tianguis they looked for that the municipality is recognized at world-wide level like historical patrimony of the humanity.

“An important step is to be a creative city in gastronomy, there you have great strengths and capacities, but we have to take much more advantage of Unesco so that it can guide us and lead us with all that world experience that it has.”

Fredéric Vacheron, Unesco representative in Mexico called to recognize the value of elements such as the cultural industry that is gastronomy to solve the challenges posed by the growth of cities in all sectors and announced that according to UN data in 2050 the world population that will live in urban areas will reach figures of 68 percent.

Thus, and being the urban centers the spaces with greater diversity and cultural exchange, Vacheron highlighted the unique opportunity that Mazatlan and other cities that have opted for culture as a motor of their development, have to promote a model that promotes and preserves the traditions local and the environment.

“Mazatlan shares this experience of the valorization of culture, innovation and creativity, today we share with other creative cities, five Mexican cities present here are part of Unesco’s international network”.

Fernando Alarriba and Arturo Santamaría, from Mazatlán; Irving Berlin, of Merida; Carlos María Flores, from León; Diego Salas, from Xalapa, Alicia Sierra, from Taxco de Alarcón; Gerardo Gabriel Cuanalao, from Querétaro; and Octavio Torróntegui, from Culiacán; They are the representatives of the cities that seek to be recognized in November in Paris, France.

Source: linea directa

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