Saturday, 26 February 2011

9th Expert Working Group Meeting for the Preservation and Safeguarding of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

This two-day meeting follows the International Forum: “Towards Cultural Rapprochement and Tolerance” organized on the 2nd March 2011, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic destruction of the Buddha statues in Bamiyan.

Its 45 participants include national staff from the Afghan Government, international experts and implementing partners. The purpose of the meeting is to monitor and evaluate the project activities that have been carried out and to update and co-ordinate future priority actions for the following year. The Afghan Government participates fully in the co-ordination of the meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Information and Culture, the Ministry of Urban Development as well as the Governor of Bamiyan.

This event is organized by UNESCO World Heritage Centre in close collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Afghanistan to UNESCO and the Government of Afghanistan.

Source: Unesco

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