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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26 February 2010 The UN General Assembly recognizes 21 of March as the International Day of Nowruz at its sixty-fourth session
11 October 2009 Nauruz and Katta Ashula inscribed into UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
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
20 June 2008 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: Second Session of the General Assembly
14 February 2008 International Year of Languages to be launched at UNESCO
13 November 2007 2008, International Year of Languages “Languages matter!”
3 October 2007 Tajikistan ratifies the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
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)
18 May 2006 Central Asian Meeting Supports the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
5 December 2005 The History of Civilizations of Central Asia: Results and Perspectives
24 May 2005 Festival on Cultural Diversity and Dialogue in Central Asia, 24 May-1 June 2005