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UNESCO mobilizes partners for preservation of culture monuments

Sub-regional workshop on support for documentation standards and procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage serial transnational nomination in Central Asia took place in Tashkent on September 20-23, 2011.

The main objective of the seminar is granting Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan the possibility to carry out documentation of the cultural heritage independently in the nearest future.

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO


Peace and Democracy: Make Your Voice Heard

Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2011

Peace is more than the absence of war. It lies in the dignity of every woman and man. It is the tie that binds societies together in harmony with our environment. It is the foundation of legitimate states and the basis for stable international relations.

This vision created the United Nations. It is the goal that leads all of UNESCOs activities.

The 2011 International Peace Day is a chance to consider the stakes of peace in a world moving more quickly every day.