New Conservation Initiatives Recommended for Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha; Unesco


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Members of the Lumbini International Scientific Committee (ISC) gathered at Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal), a World Heritage site, from 17 to 19 February 2017, to review project activities and coordinate initiatives carried out by the Government of Nepal, development partners, and donors.

International and national experts in archaeology, conservation, urban planning, the environment and heritage management exchanged with representatives of the local Buddhist community on safeguarding of the site, the development of the Greater Lumbini Area, and protection of its archaeological sites and natural surroundings.

The meeting was held in the framework of a UNESCO project funded by the Japanese Government, which aims to strengthen conservation and management of Lumbini.

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