"Silk Road: Zaravshan-Karakum Corridor"
By the decision of the Fifth Meeting of the Coordinating Committee held in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) on December 4-5, 2018 the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) was elected the Secretariat of the Serial Transnational Nomination of the Silk Road "Silk Road: Zaravshan-Karakum Corridor", which brings together the cultural heritage sites of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
IICAS, as the Secretariat of the Nomination, is pleased to announce that the draft version of the Nomination Dossier was successfully prepared thanks to the support of the National Commissions of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tajikistan for UNESCO, the authorized bodies of Turkmenistan, the governorates of the Navoi and Bukhara regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, University College London (UCL), a group of international and national experts, the project the nomination was successfully prepared.
In accordance with the Article 127 of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the draft version of the Dossier was sent on September 30, 2020 for review and preliminary assessment by the UNESCO World Heritage Center (WHC). IICAS, as the Secretariat of this Nomination, continues working on the Nomination Dossier to have its final version submitted by February 2021.