The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has designated the Gedeo traditional landscape in southern Ethiopia as a World Heritage Site.
The 45th UNESCO Conference is currently taking place in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.
The Gedeo cultural landscape file submitted by Ethiopia to be inscribed as a World Heritage Site in line with the Convention received unanimous approval at the conference from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
As a result, Ethiopia today has ten officially recognised cultural and natural heritages. It made it Africa’s 100th.
The Gedo Cultural Landscape File has been named a World Heritage Site, according to the Ministry of Tourism, twelve years after it was listed alongside Konso (in 2011).
The directors of Ethiopian Heritage Research and Studies, the Minister of Tourism, Ambassador Nasise Tsali, and other experts attended the conference. The delegation’s leader, Nasise Chali, delivered a speech to the international community.
The fruits, vegetables, and plants that make up Gedo’s native vegetation are highly known. It’s also said that the community gains from land care experience by being able to balance the landscape using conventional wisdom.
Additionally, the world heritage site for this environment has more than 6,000 plant and stone items.