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Call for Contributions for SAARC Culture, Vol. 5: 2014 Call for Contributions for SAARC Culture, Vol. 5: 2014 SAARC Culture is an annual research journal of the SAARC Cultural Centre Colombo, which seeks to provide a platform to the academics, practitioners and poli... Read more
SAARC Literary Festival on Children’s Literature of South Asia – 2014 SAARC Literary Festival on Children’s Literature of South Asia – 2014 BACKGROUND THE LITERARY FESTIVAL ASSOCIATED ACTIVITY: EXHIBITION OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS... Read more
SAARC Cultural Festival on Traditional Dance SAARC Cultural Festival on Traditional Dance Delhi, India 2014–An Unique Experience in Cultural Diversity Background Dates and Venue ... Read more
Postponement of SAARC Literary Festival on ‘Children’s Literature of South Asia’ (Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014) Postponement of SAARC Literary Festival on ‘Children’s Literature of South Asia’ (Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014) The 3-day SAARC Literary Festival on ‘Children’s Literature of South Asia’ that was scheduled to be held in Islamabad, from 26 to 28 Augus... Read more
SAARC Capacity Building Workshop on Preparation of Proposals of New Sites for Inclusion in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List concludes successfully in Lumbini, Nepal SAARC Capacity Building Workshop on Preparation of Proposals of New Sites for Inclusion in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List concludes successfully in Lumbini, Nepal SAARC Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the SAARC Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Preparation of Proposals of New Sites for Inclusion in the UNESCO’s Wor... Read more

SAARC Capacity Building Workshop on Preparation of Proposals of New Sites for Inclusion in the Unesco’s World Heritage List
BACKGROUND: WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH ASIA INTRODUCTION AIMS AND OBJECTIVES STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP DATES AND VENUE PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP LANGUAGE OF THE SEMINAR LOGISTIC SUPPORT WORKSHOP OUTCOME SELECT REFERENCES PROGRAMM...Read more
Four Heritage Sites of South Asia bag UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2013
Four heritage sites of South Asia have won awards of Distinction and Awards of Merit in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2013. These include two sites in India, one site  each in Afghanistan and Pakistan. About the Awards The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in th...Read more
Call for Proposals for Research on Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) in South Asia (2014-15)
Attention: Last Date for accepting proposals Extended to 4 August 2014 SAARC Cultural Centre, as part of its mandate in promoting cultural diversity in South Asia and part of its research project for 2014-15 is pleased to invite proposals for research for on various aspects of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) In South Asia. The research will give an opportunity for the Member States to conduct an in-...Read more
Two New Sites of South Asia now on World Heritage List
The recently concluded 38th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Doha, Qatar, from 15 to 25 June 2014 has approved two sites from India to be inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. With the addition of Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat, a Cultural Site and Great Himalayan National Park, a Natural Site India the total number of World Heritage Sites rises to 32. The World Heritage Committee comprises representatives from 21 States Partie...Read more
Bamiyan declared as the SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015
As a result of one of the initiatives of the SAARC Cultural Centre, the historic city of Bamiyan in Afghanistan has been declared as the First SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015. This declaration was made at the conclusion of a visit by a delegation of the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, to Kabul and Bamiyan on the third week of June. A series of year-long cultural events with a national but with an overall South Asian dimension will be organized at Bamiyan to celebrate its status as the First SAAR...Read more

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