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Closure event for the Joint Programme “Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia”

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This event is aimed at presenting the final results of the United Nations Joint Programme (JP) aimed at developing and enhancing sustainable cultural tourism in the province of Kars (Eastern Anatolia). It was implemented by the United Nations agencies UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNWTO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turley, since December 2008.

The Joint Programme mobilized the culture sector in Turkey’s least developed region – eastern Anatolia, with the aim of increasing incomes and enhancing respect of cultural diversity among people of different origin and background, through the development of a sustainable and responsible tourism based on local cultural and natural heritage. In particular, the Joint Programme built capacities of managers of cultural assets, tourism professionals/entrepreneurs, local authorities and civil society in eastern Anatolia to protect and promote their heritage, while at the same time fostering sustainable tourism practices, through provision of support, training, and capacity-building.

This final event will allow the JP partners to present their activities and final results. Besides the UN partner agencies and the Turkish implementing partners, representatives of all local partners and stakeholders will participate in the event, as well as the local civil society and the local media/press.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 08.05.2012 10:00 local time
End 08.05.2012 14:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Rosati, Matteo
Organizer UNESCO Venice Office
Contact Matteo Rosati at m.rosati@unesco.org
Country Turkey
City Kars
Venue Grand Ani Hotel
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website UNESCO Venice Office
Link 1 Alliances for Cultural Tourism in Eastern Anatolia
Link 2 News
Link 3 Tentative Agenda
Link 4

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