Call for Entries - 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Awards recognize the successful efforts of private sector and public-private initiatives in conserving or restoring structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including the technical achievements and quality of the restoration, as well as the social impact, including community involvement in the project.
The deadline for receipt of materials is 31 March 2014. Read more...
|Islamabad - 31 January 2014: Gwang-Jo Kim, Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific visited the World Heritage Site, Rohtas Fort of Punjab province. Kozue Kay Nagata, Director/Representative UNESCO Islamabad and other senior colleagues|
were also present on the occasion. Officials of the Rohtas Fort received the guests. Gwang-Jo Kim showed keen interest in the fort and appreciated the rich and diverse heritage of Pakistan. He expressed UNESCO's commitment to continue supporting the government's protection effort of the World Heritage Sites in Pakistan and shared the idea that Rohtas Fort might be better preserved and protected if the community, local youths and school children living within the forth premise were involved and given the feeling of ownership.
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|Quetta, 30 October 2013: UNESCO Islamabad in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism, Government of Balochistan and MEHER Foundation, organized three days capacity building training workshop on implementation of|
2003 convention for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage at Quetta from 29th to 31st Oct 2013.
Sarwar Javed, Secretary Culture and Tourism Government of Balochistan inaugurated the workshop. The training was attended by 40 participants from different walks of life from Balochistan and other provinces as well as Abullah Baloch, Director Culture, Balochistan; Aziz Jamali, Deputy Commissioner Sibi and Saira Atta, Director General Industries Balochistan. Read more...
|Gilgit-Baltistan: 16 September 2013: The ceremony of "UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award 2013 for Cultural Heritage Conservation" was held at the prestigious Khaplu Palace in Gilgit Baltistan to recognize the efforts of|
Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan - winner of this year's award. The Director UNESCO Islamabad, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata during the ceremony handed over a plaque to Mr. Abbas Khan the representative of Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan (AKCSP). At this occasion, Dr. Nagata applauded the efforts of those architects, designers, experts and individuals involved in reinstating the lost grandeur of Khaplu Palace, built in 1840s by Raja of Khaplu. Read more...
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|Taxila - 21 July 2013: Assistant Director-General (Education), UNESCO, Paris, Dr. Qian Tang, in his mission to Pakistan visited the cultural heritage site of Taxila, near capital city Islamabad.|
|Director UNESCO Islamabad, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata and her team from Culture and Education sectors hosted a sightseeing trip for Dr. Tang. During his visit, Dr. Tang also met with Mr. Abdul Nasir, Curator of Taxila Museum and his team. Dr. Tang shared the UNESCO's publication and resource material on World Heritage Education with Mr. Nasir. Mr. Abdul Nasir gave a guided tour of the museum to Dr. Tang and other UNESCO staff. Dr. Tang showed great interest in the Gandhara antiquities and sculptures of the Taxila. Read more...|
|Islamabad - 12 June 2013: Ministry of National Heritage and Integration with the support of UNESCO has organized a workshop on revising the Tentative List of Heritage Sites of Pakistan from 12th to 14th June 2013.|
|Tentative List is an inventory of those properties which each State Party intends to consider for nomination for inscription on the World Heritage List, during the following years. States Parties are encouraged to submit in their Tentative Lists, properties which they consider to be cultural and/or natural heritage of outstanding universal value and therefore suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List. Read more...|
|Islamabad - 21 May 2013: To increase dialogue and understanding of Cultural Diversity among academia and civil society, UNESCO Islamabad along with UN Resident Coordinator's office and UNWOMEN, organized a seminar to mark "World Day of|
Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" with National University of Science Technology (NUST) and their students. Read more...
DG Message on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development
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|A teacher training workshop on promoting peace through cultural heritage was organized by UNESCO in collaboration with Ministry of CAD at Islamabad College for Girls on 17 April 2013. This training workshop titled, "Promoting Culture of|
Peace through Cultural Heritage" is basically the part of UNESCO's programme on World Heritage Education and aimed at building the capacity of teachers to help students develop their understanding of World Heritage Sites of Pakistan as a testimony to peace, human rights and democracy. It aims to inspire students to respect other people, individuals or groups, sects and their diverse traditions and motivate them to search for peaceful conflict resolution in their lives and also develop an attitude to co-operate in the spirit of solidarity in support of World Heritage Conservation. Read more...
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|UNESCO in collaboration with THAAP and Serena Business Complex organized an Exhibition of the Cultural Products of South Punjab at Serena Business Complex Islamabad on Tuesday, 4th December 2012. The exhibition displayed the cultural|
|products prepared under the joint initiative of One UN (ARP-JPC-2) project "Promotion of Cultural Industries for Poverty Alleviation in Bahawalpur" which was spearheaded by UNESCO in partnership with THAAP in 2012. Read more...|
|Being a home to many civilizations in the past, Pakistan has a very rich and diversified cultural heritage. All the provinces of Pakistan have their own unique cultures and traditions. This rich intangible culture is in fragile state and in danger of being|
|lost due to various internal and external factors and is needed to be safeguarded and promoted. Pakistan has ratified this convention in 2005 and has an obligation to implement the convention for safeguarding and promoting the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Following to the 18th amendment, culture is now responsibility of provinces and it is required to build the capacities of provinces for effective implementation of the convention. Read more...|
|The Director/ Representative of UNESCO Islamabad, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata visited the Peshawar Museum on 17 May 2012. She was received by the Curator of the Museum, Nidaullah Sehrai, who briefed her about the Buddhist civilisation of Gandhara and the Peshawar|
Museum which had the most extensive collection of the Gandhara art in Pakistan. The curator gave her a guided tour of the Main Hall in which 74 stories of Buddha's life were displayed. She was also shown around the Bodhisattva and the Buddha galleries of the museum. She showed keen interest in various elements taken from Greek, Roman and Indian styles and beautifully incorporated in the Gandhara art.
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Promoting Cultural Industries for Poverty Alleviation in District Bahawalpur.
UNESCO in collaboration with THAAP organized an Exhibition of the Cultural Products of South Punjab at Lok Virsa Islamabad on Sunday, 1st of April 2012 at 1600 hrs. The exhibition displayed the cultural products prepared under the joint initiative of One UN (ARP-JPC-2) project "Promotion of Cultural Industries for Poverty Alleviation in Bahawalpur" which was spearheaded by UNESCO in partnership with THAAP in 2011. Read more...
|Dr. Kim Gwang-Jo, Regional Director UNESCO Asia-Pacific Office Bangkok paid a visit to ethnological museum of Lokvirsa on 30th April 2012 along with Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, Country Director UNESCO Islamabad office.|
|Lokvirsa official received Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim and briefed him on the activities of Lokvirsa in relation to documenting and promoting the intangible cultural heritage of Pakistan. Read more...|
|UNESCO pays tribute to indigenous communities for preserving their mother tongues for cultural harmony|
|On the occasion of International Mother Langauge Day, 21 Feb 2012, UNESCO Islamabad pays tribute to indigenous languages of Pakistan. In Pakistan there are 28 indigenous mother languages endangered of the extinction. Read more...|
|University of Gujrat organized an International Seminar on "Human Rights Culture of Peace & Tolerance in the Era of Extremism" in collaboration with UNESCO Islamabad and|
|International Peace Bureau, on January 24, 2012. Educationists, Scholars, political leaders and other speakers from civil society participated in the Seminar. Speakers expressed their views on the importance of peace and shared ideas on promoting a culture of peace and tolerance. Read more...|