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South Asian Cultural Experts Exchange Ideas On Preservation Of Cultural Heritages

A two-day international symposium on preservation of cultural heritages concluded Tuesday in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, Xinhua news agency reported.

The symposium titled “Protecting Asia’s heritage, strategies for fighting illicit traffic of cultural property and fostering restitution” was organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

The event brought together about 100 experts from various sectors related to cultural-heritage preservations and included 20 speakers from the South Asian region and UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Interpol, the World Customs Organisation and other regional organisations.

Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Ram Kumar Shrestha said illicit trafficking of cultural properties poses a huge threat to Nepal and other nations, and the meeting hoped to seek ways to curb this situation.

According to UNICEF, the symposium exchanged knowledge on the state of illicit trafficking of cultural items in South Asia, status of the implementation of international legal frameworks and best practices on preventive measures and restitution processes.

Recommendations were also made on the best use of international legal tools and frameworks, and customary laws and provisions on strategies for the return of cultural properties.

Axel Plathe, head of UNESCO office in Kathmandu, said the symposium also addressed challenges in establishing a system to identify and locate cultural properties.

source: Bernama, 18 DEC 2013

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