04.05.2011 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

Reporting on protecting World Heritage properties

©UNESCO/Nipuna ShresthaParticipants in the sub-regional workshop

Heritage managers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives and Nepal met in Kathmandu from 28 to 29 April 2011 at a workshop on reporting exercises linked to UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention.

The workshop was intended to present and explain the reporting process to focal points and site managers, to mentor them in the completion of the questionnaires and to jointly review the responses to questionnaires prepared by each state party.

“The periodic reporting exercise is an opportunity to reflect on the status of the properties, to analyze the needs that countries have to better protect and manage them, and to share experiences with regard to conservation methods and operational mechanism,” said Nipuna Shrestha from the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

The meeting was also aimed at promoting cooperation among site managers and focal points of the participating state parties through the exchange of information and experiences in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.

The event titled: “UNESCO Sub-regional workshop on the Second Cycle of Periodic on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention for South Asia”, was attended by national focal points of the four South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal) and site managers of both cultural and natural World Heritage properties in Bangladesh and Nepal.

The workshop was organized by the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close cooperation with the Department of Archaeology and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation of the Government of Nepal.

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