Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

In today’s interconnected world, culture's power to transform societies is clear. Its diverse manifestations – from our cherished historic monuments and museums to traditional practices and contemporary art forms – enrich our everyday lives in countless ways. Heritage constitutes a source of identity and cohesion for communities disrupted by bewildering change and economic instability. Creativity contributes to building open, inclusive and pluralistic societies. Both heritage and creativity lay the foundations for vibrant, innovative and prosperous knowledge societies. Read more

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21 June 2019 Central Asian Workshop for the Conservation and Management Strategies for Silk Roads Heritage Corridors and Closing Meeting of the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust Project “Support for Silk Roads World Heritage Sites in Central Asia (Phase II)” will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 26-28 June 2019
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 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
30 April 2019 ICHCAP 2019 contest for participation in ICH safeguarding activities
26 April 2019 UNESCO promotes heritage-based tourism in Almaty region
8 April 2019 Need for enhanced management and institutional collaboration
28 March 2019 ICHCAP open calls for digitalization and NGO safeguarding activities
26 March 2019 UNESCO promotes tourism development in Zhambyl region
15 February 2019 Sub-regional seminar “Historical context and modern development”
4 February 2019 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
28 January 2019 Melina Mercouri International Prize 2019 for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes
19 November 2018 Central Asian Forum on Cultural Policy and Management
19 October 2018 Support for the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi in Turkestan, Kazakhstan
9 October 2018 UNESCO Support for Silk Roads World Heritage Properties in Central Asia