The Fourth Meeting of the UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform International Network will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 28 - 31 October 2018. Twenty Focal Points from participating Member States will be in attendance, representing their respective countries, along with academics and experts. They will exchange experiences and good practices in promoting and implementing activities related to the Silk Roads. The main objective of this meeting is to discuss the implementation of the 2016-2018 Action Plan of the International Network that was adopted during the second meeting of the Network in Valencia in June 2016, and to define the 2019-2020 Action Plan.
The event will take place in conjunction with the opening of the “Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest” travelling photo exhibition, and the “Exhibition of Chinese Silk, Porcelain and Tea". Furthermore, a Public Conference entitled, "Contributions of the Maritime Silk Roads to the Development of a Shared Cultural Heritage”, will also take place on 30 October. The Fourth Meeting of the Silk Roads Online Platform International Network has been organized thanks to support provided by the Host Country.
Opening Image Credit: Muscat, Oman © Alex Ship