Mexico has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites on the American continent and is the seventh in the World. It has 34 sites, from which 6 are natural, 27 cultural and only 1 mixed.
The places listed as World Heritage sites work as milestones of the planet, as symbols of the consciousness of States and peoples of the significance of these places, as a reflection of their attachment to collective ownership and to the transmission of this heritage to future generations.
Insofar as monuments and sites are also spaces for sustainable development and reconciliation, UNESCO coordinates actions of its partners by administering the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. (1972).