04.04.2013 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

Nepali delegation heads to UK to study world heritage management

©UNESCO/Nipuna Shrestha - Maya Devi temple in Lumbini

A five member delegation from Nepal including the Vice Chair of the Lumbini Development Trust, the Director General of the Department of Archaeology and archaeological officers from the Lumbini Development Trust and the Department of Archaeology will participate in a study tour on World Heritage management at Durham University, UK next week.

The study tour is organized in view of strengthening capacity for the management of Lumbini within the framework of the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-In-Trust project "Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha”, launched in 2010 and, in anticipation of the next phase of collaborative field activities within the Greater Lumbini Area.

The delegation will visit the UNESCO World Heritage property at Durham University, and other World Heritage properties, protected monuments and resource focal points within North-East England. The study tour will run from 8 to 12 April 2013, including one day workshop on World Heritage management.

The study tour will provide participants with the opportunity to interact with heritage practitioners and managers, exchange best practices and discuss opportunities and challenges in managing World Heritage properties.

The UNESCO/Japanese Funds-In-Trust project "Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha” is funded by the Government of Japan, through the Japanese-Funds-in-Trust for the Preservation of the World’s Cultural Heritage.

Further information on the Lumbini preservation project, please access:

www.unesco.org/new/en/kathmandu/culture/jfit-lumbini-project/

 




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