Safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage along the Silk Roads

The term ‘cultural heritage’ has changed content considerably in recent decades, partially owing to the instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts. Read more

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14 February 2020 Register to participate in World Radio Day in Central Asia
31 October 2019 UNESCO Celebrates World Cities Day | 31 October 2019
3 October 2019 UNESCO organized second workshop on community-based inventory of ICH in Bamiyan
2 October 2019 Preservation and promotion of the traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets - Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak
23 September 2019 "Women of the Silk Roads" Film - the UNESCO Award Winner
5 September 2019 UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in collaboration with the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) concluded the “World Heritage Specialist Guide Training Program” in Iran
28 August 2019 Regional Meeting for Strengthening the Use of ICH in Education
7 August 2019 Uzbekistan intends to establish its first aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark
19 July 2019 Call for Applications: 2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest
27 June 2019 Central Asia strengthens intersectoral cooperation on living heritage and education
21 June 2019 Central Asian Workshop for the Conservation and Management Strategies for Silk Roads Heritage Corridors and Closing Meeting
14 June 2019 Initiatives to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage through Formal and Non-formal Education for Education Quality Improvement in Central Asia
21 May 2019 First meeting of the Steering Committee of the EU-funded Project “Silk Roads Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran” took place in Brussels
21 May 2019 The first UNESCO Regional Meeting on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Caspian Sea region
15 May 2019 Regional Meeting on the Protection of the Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage of the Caspian Sea Region will be held on the next week