In the framework of the International Decade for Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) Republic of Kazakhstan with collaboration of UNESCO is going to organise an International Forum on the “Great Silk Roads” from 14th to 16th October 2013 in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan.

During this Forum panellists and experts from more than twenty countries alongside the historical Silk Roads and beyond, will consider issues related to the contribution of these historical roads in the context of globalization and the promotion of the intercultural dialogue in current context of globalisation through visiting common cultural heritage of these routes of dialogue and exchanges.

The Forum revisits the common cultural heritage of the Silk Roads, its Potential for Intercultural Dialogue and explores new developments for the Silk Roads. During this forum the UNESCO Silk Road Online Platform that aims to gather and disseminate the World Silk Road Knowledge, will be launched.

Program of the Forum


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Capital: Astana
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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  • Title: The International Forum on the Great Silk Roads
    14 Oct 2013
    Land, Maritime
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