UNESCO World Heritage Centre jointly with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty and UNESCO Office in Tashkent, in close cooperation with the Principal Department for the Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Objects of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Uzbekistan, the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (UNESCO Category II Institute located in Samarkand) and Belgian Science Policy Office organized Expert Meeting of the Coordination Committee of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in 22–23 March 2012 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Specialists from Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan , Turkmenistan , Uzbekistan , China and international and regional experts of UNESCO participated in the meeting.
As a follow up to the Declaration of the Second Meeting of the Coordinating Committee (Ashgabat, May 2011) and 3-year Action Plan adopted in Tashkent Experts Meeting (September 2011), the participants discussed following documents:
1.Final version of ICOMOS thematic study;
2. Overall Silk Roads serial nomination framework, reflecting the new guidance on serial trans-boundary nominations arising from the International Expert Meeting on serial nominations and properties in Ittingen (Switzerland) in February, 2010;
Experts Meeting adopted action plan on cooperation for the purpose of joint preparation and submission of nomination documents to the UNESCO World Heritage Center