|UNWTO / UNESCO Silk Road Heritage project takes off.|
Friday, 4th July 2014
Source : UNWTO
|Following the successful launch during the 3rd UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting held last March at ITB Berlin 2013, the UNESCO/UNWTO Silk Road Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy Project is now underway. |
UNWTO and UNESCO, together with heritage and tourism experts from the five participating countries, are developing a comprehensive and sustainable Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy focused on two heritage corridors crossing five countries:
These two heritage corridors will form the basis of a serial nomination that will be considered for inscription to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014.
- Tajikistan and
The strategy, which addresses the overarching principles of sustainable growth, community development, heritage management and conservation, follows years of ground-breaking research carried out by UNESCO, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and University College London (UCL).
Specifically, the project aims to:
For additional information, please go HERE.
- Set priority projects for developing tourism and safeguarding heritage across the Corridors
- Guarantee a balanced approach between site-conservation and site-promotion
- Identify strategic opportunities for economic growth and job creation
- Outline the different components of the project while demonstrating their inter-dependence
- Promote maximum engagement from all relevant stakeholders
- Provide a step-by-step picture of how this wide-ranging project will be implemented
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