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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30 January 2007 UNESCO Meeting Discussed Conventions on Cultural Heritage in Central Asia
25 December 2006 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will enter into force on 18 March 2007
25 December 2006 UNESCO meeting to discuss Conventions on Cultural Heritage in Central Asia
17 November 2006 Ratification by Kyrgyzstan of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Paris, 17 October 2003)
16 November 2006 Climate change has potential to harm World Heritage Sites
18 May 2006 Central Asian Meeting Supports the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
11 May 2006 Between sky and mountains
17 January 2006 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
5 December 2005 The History of Civilizations of Central Asia: Results and Perspectives
22 November 2005 International Scientific and Theoretical Roundtable "The Problems of Artistic Heritage Restoration in Central Asia"
7 November 2005 Conference on Preservation and Use of Cultural and Mixed Heritage of Modern Central Asia
17 October 2005 Sub-Regional Workshop for the Follow-up on the 2003 World Heritage Periodic Reporting Exercise for the Central Asia Region
20 September 2005 Inscription on the World Heritage List of the Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly in Kazakhstan
24 May 2005 Festival on Cultural Diversity and Dialogue in Central Asia, 24 May-1 June 2005
2 February 2005 Call for Entries for 2005 UNESCO Asia-Pasific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation