This event for the first time brought together the National Commission of world’s regions of outside UNESCO’s headquarters.
The meeting included a ceremony of awarding the certificate for the inclusion of eight Kazakh objects (settlements Kayalyk, Karamergen,Talgar — in Almaty and Aktobe region Stepninskoe, Akyrtas, Kulan, Kostobe, Ornek — Zhambyl region) within joint China and Kyrgyzstan trans-boundary serial nomination «Monuments of the Silk Road: Tien Shan corridor " in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as well as certificates for the inclusion of two natural reserves of Kazakhstan — the State National Natural park «Caton Karagay» and biosphere area «Akzhaiyk» World Network of Biosphere reserves of UNESCO.
Map of the Great Silk Road
Also, by the decision of Director-General of UNESCO I. Bokova Astana mayor was awarded the Medal of Honor for the outstanding contribution to the strengthening of relations between UNESCO and Kazakhstan, as well as the preservation of the heritage of the Silk Road.
«Great Silk Road has not only historical significance, but also of great economic importance for Kazakhstan, which involved in such a program as road Western Europe — Western China. The Great Silk Road was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and this is the beginning of great historical path.
We will witness how the whole layer of the Great Silk Road will be integrated into the world community. At this time cities of Almaty and Zhambyl region from entire Great Silk Road were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Certainly, a huge segment of the East Kazakhstan region and a huge part of Western Kazakhstan are also objects of the Great Silk Road.
And we must embrace this entire splendor», said Minister at the plenary session of the National Commission of Culture Chairman of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO Arystanbek Muhamedimuly.
Representative of the National Commission of 125 countries, representing the five regional groups of UNESCO (Arab States, Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean) attended the event. Members of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO, including heads of key ministries and departments, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Sport Serik Sapiyev, heads of operating at the National Commission’s national committees, departments, clubs and UNESCO Associated Schools, as well as a number of prominent scientists and artists participate in the international meeting.