The second meeting of the International Network for the Silk Roads Online Platform held from 8 to 12 June 2016 in Valencia, Spain brought together focal points and experts from twenty UNESCO Member States (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Oman, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan).
ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) held a one-day seminar on Common Culture and History in ECO Region on 31 May 2016 in collaboration with Center for International Research and Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
International conference of "Intercultural dialogue and cooperation in Eurasia" in Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan
An International conference on "Intercultural dialogue and cooperation in Eurasia" was held in Ufa, Bashkortostan in Russian Federation on the 28th of May 2016 in the framework of the International Arts Festival of “Heart of Eurasia”.
A conference on the Eastern Silk Roads Story was organized in Gyeongju, the Republic of Korea, by UNESCO and in collaboration with the provincial government of the Gyeongsangbuk-do province and municipality of Gyeongju, from 1 to 2 December 2015. The conference was attended by scholars from the Republic of Korea, Japan, China and some other countries along the Silk Roads such as Iran and Kazakhstan, as well as representatives of the city of Gyeongju and Gyeongsangbuk-do province.
The XI Multaqa, “VALENCIA in the WESTERN SILK ROADS”, was organized in Valencia, Spain from 19th to 21st June, 2015 by the UNESCO Centre Valencia/Mediterráneo.
The First Meeting of the International Network for the Silk Road Online Platform: A new phase in UNESCO’s Silk Roads Initiative
This first meeting of the International Network for the Silk Road Online Platform was held from 22 to 25 May 2015 in Xi’an, China with the participation of focal points and experts from fifteen Member States (China, Egypt, France, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Oman, Russian Federation, Senegal, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom).
Nowruz is a rite dating back to at least the 6th century BCE, marking the new year and ushering in spring.
Located on the south-east coast of China, the city of Quanzhou was one of the most important Chinese ports along the historic Maritime Silk Roads. Known as Zayton (or Zaitun) by traders arriving from the Arab world, the port has welcomed sailors and travellers from many different cultures and religions as they traversed these routes.