Sub regional workshop on the Nomination strategy and guidance for the South Asian Silk Roads
A sub-regional workshop on the Nomination Strategy and Guidance for the South Asian Silk Roads is organized in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 23 and 24 September 2014.
Within the framework of the UNESCO/Korean Funds-in-Trust project, “Support for the preparation for the World Heritage Serial Nomination of the Silk Roads in South Asia”, the present workshop will bring together about 8 national representatives and experts from four South Asian countries of Bhutan, China, India and Nepal, an international expert, UNESCO representatives and about 60 national participants from the host country, Nepal, to discuss the potential serial and transnational World Heritage nomination of the Silk Roads cultural routes network in South Asia.
The World Heritage Centre and UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, in close cooperation with the Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal are organizing this workshop is organizing this meeting.
The main objectives of the meeting are to:
1. Review the present state of research on these routes and actions already undertaken by the concerned State Parties;
2. Draft a plan of action for updating and harmonising the States Parties’ Tentative Lists;
3. Adopt the draft “Serial and Transnational World Heritage Nomination Strategy and Guidance for the South Asian Silk Roads”; and
4. Develop action points for a possible transnational management coordination mechanism and harmonized documentation system.