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Culture for Sustainable Development

Source: UNESCO Culture is who we are and what shapes our identity. Culture contributes to poverty reduction and paves the way for a human-centred, inclusive and equitable development. No development can be sustainable without it. Placing culture at the heart of development policies constitutes an essential investment in the world’s …

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Nawrouz Inscribed in Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity-UNESCO

Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz Source: UNESCO intangible heritage   Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Inscribed in 2016 (11.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity   New …

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Buddhism along the Silk Route

Source: https://www.khanacademy.org West Buddha, c. 6th-7th c C.E., stone, stucco, painted, 175 feet high, Bamiyan, Afghanistan, destroyed 2001 (photo: © Afghanistan Embassy) West Buddha surrounded by caves, c. 6th-7th c C.E., stone, stucco, paint, 175 feet high, Bamiyan, Afghanistan, destroyed 2001 (photo: ©Afghanistan Embassy) Prior to their recent destruction, the 6th-7th …

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“Education, skills and promotion of heritage are lasting foundations for a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan” says Irina Bokova

Source : UNESCO 05.10.2016 – ODG “Education, skills and promotion of heritage are lasting foundations for a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan” says Irina Bokova © European Union – The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica …

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Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

The 65m-tall Minaret of Jam is a graceful, soaring structure, dating back to the 12th century. Covered in elaborate brickwork with a blue tile inscription at the top, it is noteworthy for the quality of its architecture and decoration, which represent the culmination of an architectural and artistic tradition in …

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