UNESCO mulls endangered status for Nepal

UNESCO mulls endangered status for Nepal
A team of UNESCO experts is holding a meeting in Krakow of Poland to decide whether the Kathmandu Valley, devastated by a massive earthquake in 2015, should go onto the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.

According to Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, the Kathmandu Valley could also be set to enter UNESCO’s endangered designation.

“The valley area includes seven monument zones, three of which were badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake that killed more than 7,000 people.”

Buddhism and Hinduism flourished in tandem in the valley over centuries, producing a powerful artistic fusion. Joining the list could mean extra funding for rebuilding efforts.

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