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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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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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