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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6 November 2018 International conference on “Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran – Common Heritage along the Silk Roads and corridors to and from Europe”
11 October 2018 President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a historic visit to UNESCO
28 September 2018 Roadmap for sustainable development at UNESCO-designated sites was discussed in Almaty
21 September 2018 UNESCO partners with the Almaty Film Festival
19 September 2018 UNESCO promotes sustainable tourism at UNESCO-designated sites in the regions of Kazakhstan
19 September 2018 On 21 September the main youth event "Almaty - Youth Space" will be held
5 September 2018 UNESCO partners with the European Union to invest in creativity for development
17 August 2018 Launch of the youth creative contest "Music for Peace and Development"
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
25 April 2018 Kazakhstan National Committee on Geoparks discussed potential sites for UNESCO Global Geoparks
29 January 2018 The Climate Change Conference in Almaty recognizes the importance of scientific research and cooperation for proper adaptation and mitigation policies
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