KATHMANDU: The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said on Monday that culture has become an increasingly powerful economic driver in Nepal.
In a press release issued on the eve of The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, UNESCO said that cultural industries, cultural tourism, preservation of the rich Nepali heritage and the use of local traditional are creators of jobs and revenues and a contributor to poverty eradication strategies.
“Culture also contributes to foster dialogue and social cohesion,” said the organisation in the statement.
“Hence, harnessing the power of Nepal’s cultural diversity, fostering dialogue among its many communities, and using the shared heritage to garner shared values are crucial for building a new Nepal.”
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development which provides an opportunity to promote culture in all its diversity and in all its forms is celebrated on May 21.