Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

In todays 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 May 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
26 March 2019 UNESCO-designated sites: focus on Almaty region
14 March 2019 Results of the survey on Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Central Asia
6 December 2018 Colombia will host 2019 meeting of Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
30 November 2018 Fostering Creativity in Central Asia
29 November 2018 Kazakhstan: Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breeders inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
11 October 2018 President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a historic visit to UNESCO
15 July 2018 Participate in the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest
15 May 2018 Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May 2018
7 December 2017 Kazakh Assyk and Kyrgyz Kok boru games are the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
30 November 2017 UNESCO promoting discussions on the role and challenges of museums in multi-ethnic communities in Kyrgyzstan
29 November 2017 Traditional games, songs and know-how on the agenda for the Intangible Heritage Committee
7 November 2017 International Criminal Court and UNESCO Strengthen Cooperation on the Protection of Cultural Heritage
1 November 2017 64 Cities Join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
26 July 2017 Experts from Central Asian countries met in Almaty to learn more about the diversity of cultural expression