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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10 July 2008 The First Natural World Heritage Site in Central Asia Inscribed on the World Heritage List
25 June 2008 The World Heritage Committee will consider two Central Asian sites for the inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List
20 June 2008 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: Second Session of the General Assembly
22 May 2008 UNESCO holds a sub-regional workshop on Serial World Heritage Nomination for Central Asian Petroglyph sites, 26- 31 of May 2008 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
22 May 2008 UNESCO holds sub-regional workshop on the serial World Heritage nomination Silk Roads, 2- 5 June 2008 in Xi’an, China
14 February 2008 International Year of Languages to be launched at UNESCO
11 January 2008 UNESCO designated lead agency for the International Year of Astronomy 2009
13 November 2007 2008, International Year of Languages “Languages matter!”
26 October 2007 First Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October 2007
25 October 2007 Calls for New Nominations for Memory of the World International Register
22 October 2007 UNESCO presents the results of its 4th annual Handicraft programme in Central Asia
3 October 2007 UNESCO maps museum heritage of Tajikistan
3 October 2007 Tajikistan ratifies the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
11 September 2007 The preservation of Ajina Tepa well underway
11 July 2007 UNESCO Meeting to discuss the inscription of Western Tien-Shan on the World Heritage List (18-19 July 2007, Almaty, Kazakhstan)