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Young Scholars on the Silk Roads: An Interview Series - Kayshell Jennings, Guyana

©Vishani Ragobeer / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

Phagwah, as it is called in Guyana, or Holi, as it is known better throughout the world, is the Hindi festival of colours. Despite it being a religious festival, persons from all walks of life in Guyana's multi-ethnic society celebrate this.

 

***DEADLINE EXTENSION*** to Participate in the 2019 "Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads" Photo Contest

Are you living or travelling along the Silk Roads?  Does its history fascinate you?  Would you like to join us in promoting dialogue, diversity, and development?

Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee Inscribes New Cultural Elements from along the Silk Roads

During its 14th session held from 9 - 14 December in Bogota, Columbia the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed 35 new cultural elements onto its ‘Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.

Cultural Selection: The Maritime Silk Road Wares of the Tang Shipwreck

In 1998, a shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia, by local fishermen. It contained a cargo of somewhere between 60,000 and 70,000 objects, predominantly ceramics produced in China during the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE)[1]. The wreck constituted the largest single collection of Tang Dynasty artefacts to be found.

World Heritage Magazine – The Silk Roads

The November 2019 issue of World Heritage Magazine, the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre, is dedicated to the Silk Roads.

International Conference on “Great Migrations of Peoples, The Great Migrations in Eurasia of the III – IV Centuries AD

The 7th International Conference on “Great Migrations of Peoples, the Great Migration in Eurasia of the III-IV Centuries AD” was held in Moscow, Russian Federation at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia on 29 November 2019.

Did You Know? Traditional Strategy Games along the Silk Roads – Chess

Many recreational pursuits including abstract strategy games spread via the Silk Roads as merchants, artisans, envoys and ambassadors travelled along them, sharing the games of their home regions and learning new ones as they spent time interacting with one another.

Experiences of Youth Engagement with UNESCO Silk Roads Programme

The 11th UNESCO Youth Forum – Youth Spaces in Action! took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 18 and 19 November 2019, during the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. The theme of this year’s General Conference is ‘(Re)Generation’, placing a focus on the role of young people in shaping the global agenda for peace.

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