The Silk Road: A Transcontinental Biosphere Reserve Network

From 14:30 to 16:00, Wednesday 15 March 2016, Lima, Peru

Shahbaz Khan (UNESCO Jakarta Office)

Siti Rachmania and Joana Vitorica Onaindia (UNESCO Jakarta Office)

Organization/Institution in Charge
UNESCO Jakarta Office


The Silk Road is one of the oldest and most historically important terrestrial and marine trade routes in the Asian continent. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the civilizations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance, cultural, political and economic relations between the civilizations.

The objective of the Silk Road for Sustainable Development initiative is to build a network of BRs and showcase the many possibilities and opportunities it offers for sustainable development. The Silk Road network will include not only BRs from the existing Asia-Pacific, African and European networks of BRs but also related partners and interested stakeholders, to facilitate international connectivity and cooperation towards the delivery of the global Agenda 2030.



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