International Symposium on “Protecting Asia’s heritage: Strategies for fighting illicit traffic of cultural property”

Kathmandu Valley © UNESCO/Unger

Kathmandu, Nepal, 16 and 17 December 2013

The two-day symposium aims at providing a platform for discussion for policy-makers and actors combating illicit trafficking of cultural property. It will highlight the issues faced by countries in the Asia region, foster their knowledge in relation to recent achievements and discuss preventive measures against illicit trafficking and strategies for the reutrn or restitution of cultural property to its place of origin.  

This event is jointly organized by the UNESCO Offices of Kathmandu and Bangkok in close cooperation with Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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