25 February 2019
On 27 February 2019, the UNESCO Almaty Office is organizing a seminar in Taraz, Kazakhstan, to raise awareness of UNESCO-designated sites in Kazakhstan.The event is organized in the framework of the UNESCO project “Promoting sustainable development in Kazakhstan through UNESCO-designated sites” supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and implemented in five regions of Kazakhstan: Almaty, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Kyzylorda and Turkestan regions. The project is aimed at promoting sustainable management and heritage-based tourism (cultural and eco-tourism) at and around UNESCO-designated sites.
The meeting will bring together representatives of tourism, culture and education departments of the Akimat of Zhambyl region, managers of UNESCO-designated sites, representatives of local tourism-related organizations and NGOs and other stakeholders. During the seminar, the participants will learn about Kazakhstan's international commitments related to the conservation and management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and biosphere reserves, as well as the opportunities these sites offer for local development, including through the tourism development and related educational programmes. The event will also allow to discuss and agree on the further action plan and cooperation within the project implementation in the Zhambyl region.
For further information regarding the project and the seminar, please contact the project focal point at UNESCO Almaty, Ms Natalia Kim (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: +7 727 258 26 43, ext. 1420).