Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

In today’s interconnected world, culture's power to transform societies is clear. Its diverse manifestations – from our cherished historic monuments and museums to traditional practices and contemporary art forms – enrich our everyday lives in countless ways. Heritage constitutes a source of identity and cohesion for communities disrupted by bewildering change and economic instability. Creativity contributes to building open, inclusive and pluralistic societies. Both heritage and creativity lay the foundations for vibrant, innovative and prosperous knowledge societies. Read more

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15 July 2018 Participate in the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest
15 May 2018 Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May 2018
25 April 2018 Kazakhstan National Committee on Geoparks discussed potential sites for UNESCO Global Geoparks
22 March 2018 22 March – World Water Day 2018
29 January 2018 The Climate Change Conference in Almaty recognizes the importance of scientific research and cooperation for proper adaptation and mitigation policies
7 December 2017 Kazakh Assyk and Kyrgyz Kok boru games are the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
30 November 2017 UNESCO promoting discussions on the role and challenges of museums in multi-ethnic communities in Kyrgyzstan
29 November 2017 Traditional games, songs and know-how on the agenda for the Intangible Heritage Committee
7 November 2017 International Criminal Court and UNESCO Strengthen Cooperation on the Protection of Cultural Heritage
21 October 2017 The Results of the II UNESCO Youth Forum in Almaty (video)
10 October 2017 Musical Library Preservation Workshop
26 September 2017 Strengthening Community Learning Centres and non-formal education in Central Asia
29 August 2017 National Memory of the World Committees from Central Asia participated in the regional programme meeting in Iran
3 July 2017 Sub-regional Conference “Strengthening the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Central Asia” in focus of the 1954 and 1970 UNESCO Conventions
2 July 2017 International Literary Biennale held in the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan