Intangible Heritage

Women from Newar community in a religious procession

Within the framework of UNESCO programme for the protection of the World’s Intangible Heritage, the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu is working towards local capacity building for the identification, documentation and protection of Nepal’s intangible heritage. This is done through research and policy development, but also through local grass root projects.

Normative Action

In addition to efforts to assist in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention on 1972, and the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of 2003, the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu puts emphasis on the ratification of the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of an Armed Conflict. The translation into Nepali of the convention, its operational guidelines, and the related information kit contributed to a raised awareness on the need to protect cultural properties in the event of armed conflict and advocating for Nepal’s accession to this convention and its protocols.



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