UNESCO-designated sites: focus on Almaty region

26 March 2019

On 28 March 2019, the UNESCO Almaty Office is organizing another awareness-raising seminar on UNESCO-designated sites. This time the team of UNESCO Almaty goes to Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, to increase knowledge of stakeholders in Almaty region.

Almaty region includes two World heritage sites (Petroglyphs of Tamgaly and 3 components of transboundary Changan-Tianshan Corridor) and four biosphere reserves (Alakol, Altyn-Emel, Charyn and Zhongar). Thus, the region has a great potential for the promotion of heritage-based tourism (cultural and eco-tourism).

The awareness-raising seminar will bring together representatives of culture, tourism and education departments of the Akimat of Almaty region, managers of UNESCO-designated sites, representatives of local educational and tourism-related organizations, museums and NGOs. UNESCO specialists will tell the participants about the concepts of world heritage, biosphere reserves and geoparks, clarify Kazakhstan's international commitments related to the conservation and management of these sites, as well as inform about the opportunities that these sites offer for local development, including through tourism development and related educational programmes.

The event is organized in the framework of the UNESCO project Promoting sustainable development in Kazakhstan through UNESCO-designated sitessupported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and implemented in five regions of Kazakhstan, including Almaty region. The seminar will be an excellent platform for discussing the details of further implementation of the project in Almaty region.

For further information regarding the project and the seminar, please contact Ms Natalia Kim, UNESCO Almaty (email: n.kim@unesco.org; tel: +7 727 258 26 43, ext. 1420).


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