Press Release

Successful Completion of Heritage Inventory at Hanumandhoka

19 December 2016

Successful Completion of Heritage Inventory at Hanumandhoka A UNESCO supported project to create an inventory documenting objects recovered from Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, a site located at the heart of the rich cultural heritage of Nepal which witnessed significant destruction in the 2015 ear

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Post-disaster excavations at Earthquake-Damaged Jagannath and Gopinath Temples, Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Property, Nepal

12 December 2016

Post-disaster excavations at Earthquake-Damaged Jagannath and Gopinath Temples, Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Property, NepalUNESCO has commissioned post-disaster rescue excavations at earthquake-damaged monuments within the Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage

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Promoting and Safeguarding Nepal’s intangible heritage: Workshop on developing safeguarding plans, 21-25 November 2016

18 November 2016

Promoting and Safeguarding Nepal’s intangible heritage: Workshop on developing safeguarding plans, 21-25 November 2016UNESCO supports Nepal in building national capacities through the development of safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage. With the support of the International Tr

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UNESCO Condemns Placement of Explosives at Kathmandu Schools

21 September 2016

UNESCO strongly condemns the planting of multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and suspicious objects near school buildings around the Kathmandu Valley, out of which three exploded in the early morning of 20 September 2016. “It is unacceptable that schools are becoming targets of any fo

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UNESCO very concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of historic structures, in particular Ranipokhari

1 September 2016

UNESCO very concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of historic structures, in particular RanipokhariLast week, in a letter to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Department of Archaeology, UNESCO has expressed its concerns about the inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari, a historic structure

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Call for entry on " Lifelong Learning Open Photography Competition" on the occasion of the 50th International Literacy Day

30 August 2016

The UNESCO Kathmandu is organizing an Open Photo Competition on Lifelong Learning on the occasion of the 50th International Literacy Day, 8th September 2016. Submission deadline is 8th September 2016Please click here for more information on the competition guidelines.

Re-advertisement: Senior Admin & Finance Assistant

21 April 2016

Re-advertisement: Senior Admin & Finance Assistant(Open to Nepalese nationals only)UNESCO Office in Kathmandu seeks applications from qualified and experienced candidates of Nepalese citizens for the following position:Position Title :Senior Admin & Finance Assistant Condition of Emplo

UNESCO Director-General to visit Nepal

14 April 2016

UNESCO Director-General to visit Nepal Katmandu, 14 April – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will visit Nepal, at the government’s invitation, for the main purposes of monitoring the post-earthquake recovery process and to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. She will also visi

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Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal, Lumbini Development Trust and Durham University Archaeological Team resume archaeological investigations at Tilaurakot, Nepal.

27 January 2016

Press Release - Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal, Lumbini Development Trust and Durham University Archaeological Team resume archaeological investigations at Tilaurakot, Nepal.A team of archaeologists from the Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal and the Lumbini Development T

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UNESCO Rescue Archaeology Mission provides instrumental findings to set up better approach for post-disaster responses to rehabilitation of earthquake damaged heritage

13 January 2016

UNESCO Rescue Archaeology Mission provides instrumental findings to set up better approach for post-disaster responses to rehabilitation of earthquake damaged heritageThe 2015 earthquakes that hit Nepal were not only human catastrophes of enormous proportions, they also triggered a cultura

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Deadline Extended for ‘Women’s Literacy’ Open Photography Contest!

25 August 2015

Deadline Extended for ‘Women’s Literacy’ Open Photography Contest!The deadline of the Women’s Literacy’ Open Photography Contest organized by UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day has been extended to 8 September 2015.Recognizing that powerful images can produce impact to af

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Facebook Page Launched for International Literacy Day Celebration

10 August 2015

Facebook Page Launched for International Literacy Day CelebrationInternational Literacy Day is celebrated every year on 8 September 2015. This year, a Facebook page has been launched by UNESCO and the Non-formal Education Centre to provide a platform of discussion and sharing among the general publi

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Let’s cherish the music of freedom - Jazz, on 30 July. Come join us!

27 July 2015

Let’s cherish the music of freedom - Jazz, on 30 July.Come join us! The 2015 International Jazz Day celebration will kick off at Moksh, in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur on Thursday, 30 July at 6 pm with a Free Concert organized by the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory in association with UNESCO and the Amer

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Open Photography Contest on ‘Women’s Literacy’

27 July 2015

Open Photography Contest on ‘Women’s Literacy’ In collaboration with the Non Formal Education Center, UNESCO is organizing an open photography contest with the theme of ‘Women’s Literacy’.Recognizing that powerful images can produce impact to affect social change, the objective of the co

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Monument Assessments – UNESCO Consultant David Andolfatto discusses his work since the earthquake

22 May 2015

The recent earthquake in Nepal, and the following aftershocks, have resulted in dramatic damage to cultural heritage. Current response by UNESCO, the Department of Archaeology, and other related stakeholders, is to assess the affected sites. It is clear, even from a superficial glance, that the dama

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