The International Network for the Silk Road Online Platform
In order to ensure the full participation of various partners in Members States in the project, an International Network of focal points was established for the UNESCO Silk Road Online Platform. Major countries along the historical Silk Roads and beyond have designated Focal Points to participate actively in and to follow up on the project’s activities. The Focal Points are in charge of:
- To collect, analysis and transmit information and data on the Silk Roads heritage and activities in their respective countries to be integrated in the UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform;
- To inform national stakeholders about the activities related to Silk Roads undertaken by UNESCO and its partners;
- To encourage and advise national authorities and stakeholders in initiating, implementing and promoting activities related to Silk Roads;
- To exchange experience and expertise with other members of the Network and facilitate cooperation and partnership;
- To contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue, reconciliation and cooperation among nations and people sharing the Silk Roads common heritage.