24.09.2013 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

UNESCO promotes the role of museums in sustainable development

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From 24 to 26 September 2013, in the framework of the UN Joint Programme on Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by the Aral Sea Disaster funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, UNESCO organizes a three-day workshop entitled The Grand Partnership: Tourism and Museums in Uzbekistan.

The workshop is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Uzbekistan and the State Museum of Arts of Karakalpakstan named after Savitsky. It brings together representatives of museums in the Republic of Karakalpakstan as well as other regions of Uzbekistan.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the role that museums play in promoting tourism and sustainable development in Uzbekistan. It allows for an exchange of views on the challenges museums face in adapting to the quickly changing environment and their functions as centres of education, heritage preservation, scientific research access to information and awareness raising. The workshop is conducted by Mr Stuart Gibson (USA).

UNESCO is leading a global effort to promote culture as an integral factor of sustainable development. This is the third round table discussion organized by the UNESCO Tashkent Office in 2013 on this theme. The first one was organized in cooperation with the Fund Forum of Arts and Culture of Uzbekistanin the framework of the “AsrlarSadosi” festival of traditional culture in May and the second one on UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the current situation in the field of culture in Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sport on 16 September.

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