seminar on the preparation and harmonisation of the nomination dossier of the Silk Road monuments
Following the resolution adopted as part of the Ashgabat agreement (May 2011, clinic Ashgabat), page the Three-year plan of actions for preparation and promotion of the Silk Road Serial Nomination was discussed and adopted in Tashkent, this site in September 2011. In addition, consultative meetings between China and Central Asian countries were held in China, in December 2011, in Tashkent, in March 2012, and in Samarkand, in June 2012.
Following the Ashgabat agreement, the Three-year plan of actions and the results of the above said consultative meetings between China and Central Asian countries, the third meeting of the Coordinating committee for the Serial transboundary nomination of the Silk Road objects for the list of the World Heritage and the seminar on the preparation and harmonisation of the nomination dossier of the Silk Road monuments were organised in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 17-20 September 2012, on the initiative of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office in collaboration with the National Commission for UNESCO of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The meeting and the seminar were held with the participation of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies and gathered national managers and experts from the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and the People’s Republic of China, as well as from the partner countries (Afghanistan, Japan, Korea and Nepal), to discuss and consider preliminary versions of the nominations for the first stage of the transboundary nomination of the Silk Road objects (the first corridor will include China-Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan and, possibly, Uzbekistan, and will be presented under the common name of ‘The Silk Road: The starting section and seven routes of the Tien Shan corridor’; the second corridor will include Tajikistan-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan under the common name of ‘The Silk Road: Penjikent-Samarkand-Merv’) for their possible submission to the World Heritage Centre by February 2013 and their further consideration by the World Heritage Committee.
Experts from Japan and Belgium also participated in the meeting to discuss further collaboration in the preparation of the serial transboundary nomination of the Silk Road objects.