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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3 December 2010 Festival of the Central-Asian folk crafts «Oriental Christmas»
13 September 2010 Ratification by Tajikistan of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
26 February 2010 The UN General Assembly recognizes 21 of March as the International Day of Nowruz at its sixty-fourth session
5 February 2010 Call for submissions: 2010 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
13 January 2010 UNESCO’s commitment to the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 (IYB)
11 October 2009 Nauruz and Katta Ashula inscribed into UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
29 June 2009 Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
22 June 2009 Sulaiman-Too of Kyrgyzstan to be considered for the inscription to the UNESCO World Heritage List in Seville, Spain on 22-30 June 17, 2009
18 May 2009 UNESCO Sub-regional Workshop on the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads
16 January 2009 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage entered into force in January 2009
19 December 2008 Ajina Tepa conservation works close to end
7 October 2008 UNESCO promotes excellence in craft production
3 October 2008 Call for entries: 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
18 September 2008 Tajik sculptor Amri Aminov designated UNESCO Artist for Peace
1 September 2008 UNESCO and Asahi Shimbun of Japan to collaborate on visibility of Intangible Cultural Heritage