UNWTO / UNESCO Silk Road Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy Project
Русский - Разработка стратегии туризма ЮНЕСКО/ЮНВТО для Коридоров наследия Шелкового пути
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: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
On 22 June 2014, the World Heritage Committee inscribed a section of the Silk Roads network submitted by Kyrgyzstan, China and Kazakhstan on the World Heritage List. The Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor stretches 5,000 kilometres from Chang’an/Luoyang, the central capital of China in the Han and Tang Dynasties, to the Zhetysu Region of Central Asia. To learn more, please click here.
The joint UNESCO/ UNWTO 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:
- 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
For additional information, please see:
- UNESCO/UNWTO Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Project - Roadmap for Development
- UNESCO/UNWTO Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Project - Project Outline (English)
- The Silk Roads: An ICOMOS thematic study, by Tim Williams
- Thematic Studies for the World Heritage Convention
- UNESCO/UNWTO Silk Road Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy Project – Workshop in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan