Expert meetings


On June 22, 2023, and October 17, 2023, the fourth and fifth expert meetings were held online for the UNESCO/Japan Trust Fund (JFit) project “Support Silk Roads World Heritage Nomination(s) Process" (Phase III).

The meetings were jointly organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) and the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS).

Participants in the event included representatives from the WHC of UNESCO, Teikyo University, University College London (UCL), IICAS, the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, and two experts from each participating state, as well as invited international experts.

Opening the fifth meeting, Ms. Himalchuli Gurung, Chief of Asia and the Pacific Unit, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, delivered a welcoming speech.

During active discussions, participants exchanged the issues of international cooperation in the process of preparing the serial transnational nomination "Silk Roads: Volga-Caspian Corridor" and technical details of organizing the First Annual Sub-Regional Expert Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, which will take place from October 22-26, 2023.