Cuba, New Member of the UNESCO World heritage Committee

UNESCO-LOGOHAVANA, Nov 21  (PL) Cuba was elected today as a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which analyzes the state of preservation of the sites in the list of World Heritage.

With a total of 128 votes in favor, the island was the country that reached the largest number of votes for the freely-contested posts.

Cuba will occupy, until 2019, one of the 21 seats of that committee, which is in charge of deciding to register or not new sites and the registration of the threatened assets in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Together with Peru and Jamaica, members elected in 2013, Cuba will represent Latin America and the Caribbean.

With nine sites declared World Heritage, Cuba is the country that has more registrations in the Caribbean region and the fifth in Latin America.

The voting was held in the context of the 20th Assembly of Member States of the UNESCO World Heritage Conference, which will be on until November 20.