October 6 to October 14, IICAS, in partnership with the National Commission of
the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and IСESCO, conducted a capacity-building program for
diplomatic workers. 8 employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Kazakhstan attended lectures on the main UNESCO instruments in the
field of cultural heritage, including conventions and programs. The knowledge
was consolidated in practical classes, which were held on the basis of the
Samarkand – crossroads of cultures, Historical Center of Bukhara, Historical
Center of Shakhrisyabz and Itchan Kala World Heritage sites and Savitsky State
Museum of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the end of the program, the
participants were awarded certificates.
The project developed a Reference Manual
"Diplomacy and Cultural Heritage Management" on UNESCO's tools for
the preservation of cultural heritage.