The 35th Anniversary of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme was celebrated with a daylong series of events at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 6 April 2023. The events were co-organized by UNESCO and the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of Azerbaijan, the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Sultanate of Oman. The celebration has been started with an International Forum on “Silk Roads, Diversity, Dialogue, and Peace” in the presence of high level representatives of the five co-organizing countries, renowned international experts and UNESCO representatives, including among others Doudou Diene (former Chair of UNESCO Silk Roads Steering Committee 1988-1997, Senegal), Peter Frankopan (UNESCO Chair of the Silk Roads Studies, King’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom), Jacques Legrand (former Member of UNESCO Silk Roads Steering Committee 1988-1997, former president of INALCO, France), Shahin Mustafayev (President of the International Turkic Academy, Azerbaijan), Dmitriy Voyakin (Director of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies, Kazakhstan). The Forum was aimed to identify and assess the achievements of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme in reinforcing intercultural dialogue and building a culture of peace over the last three decades. It also aimed to define the Programme’s orientation and objectives to strengthen capacities for intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in the current global context. The Forum was followed by an official presentation of the “Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads” photo contest alongside an . will be displayed on the fences of the UNESCO Headquarters building in Paris, from March to June 2023, presenting 140 exceptional photographs from the “Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads” photo contest. The celebration continued with a brief film screening session on the knowledge and scientific exchanges along the Silk Roads. A Scientific Symposium on the “Silk Roads Youth Research Grant”, which took place in the afternoon, gathered the young researchers and grantees of the first edition of the UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant to present the results of their grant winning research. These presentations were followed by a roundtable discussion of the scientific panel of the grant. The day’s events were concluded with a concert featuring performances from artists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and China. Special edition of the UNESCO Courier, devoted to the 35th anniversary of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, has been published (https://cloud.mail.ru/public/kLhd/1P2XyNFAL ). It is important to outline that International Institute for Central Asian Studies was established in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) in 1995 as direct outcome of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme.