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Uzbekistan and UNESCO – A Look at 10 Years of Big Achievements

Uzbekistan and UNESCO – A Look at 10 Years of Big Achievements

Established in 2008, the Permanent Delegation of Uzbekistan to UNESCO has spent the past decade working to promote Uzbek culture, heritage, and civil society within the context of this important international entity. This paves the way for more inter-cultural dialogue and broader cultural awareness among UNESCO’s delegate nations. Read on for a look back at… Continue Reading

Spotlight – An Important Stolen Artifact Returns to Uzbekistan

Spotlight – An Important Stolen Artifact Returns to Uzbekistan

When a decorative calligraphic tile from a sacred medieval monument in Bukhara went missing in 2014, Uzbek historians and scholars were certain that it was lost forever. No one could have predicted that the tile would surface three years later in a London art gallery or that its eventual return to Uzbekistan would be coordinated… Continue Reading

8 Museums in Uzbekistan You Need to Visit

8 Museums in Uzbekistan You Need to Visit

Aside from Uzbekistan’s rich collection of mosques, monuments, historic buildings, and World Heritage Sites, did you know that it is home to more than 100 museums? Whether you’re a fan of Central Asian flora and fauna, a student of Soviet history, or an enthusiast of classical Islamic architecture, Uzbekistan’s museums offer something for everyone. Read… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Water Scarcity, from The Harmonist

What You Need to Know about Water Scarcity, from The Harmonist

Based in Los Angeles and Paris, The Harmonist is a new fragrance house with a strong commitment to the natural world. Not only does The Harmonist draw inspiration for its signature scents from natural elements—specifically, the five feng shui elements of water, fire, earth, metal, and wood—the company is also committed to actions and advocacy… Continue Reading

A Look at the Different Types of Gymnastics

A Look at the Different Types of Gymnastics

The Uzbek Federation of Gymnastics was founded by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in 2005 with the goal of raising the profile of gymnastics in Uzbekistan: a goal that, according to current participation figures, is not only being met, but dramatically exceeded. In 2009, just 2,500 Uzbek children were involved in some form of gymnastics; at present, more… Continue Reading

5 Stunning Historic and Natural Treasures in Uzbekistan

5 Stunning Historic and Natural Treasures in Uzbekistan

As Uzbekistan’s envoy to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva works to increase global awareness of her nation’s heritage. Researchers believe that human beings inhabited the area now known as Uzbekistan by the Paleolithic Period, perhaps as long as 70,000 years ago. Later, the rich agricultural lands of the Amu… Continue Reading

10 Things You Need to Know about Oksana Chusovitina

10 Things You Need to Know about Oksana Chusovitina

In August 2016, Uzbek athlete Oksana Chusovitina made history at the Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Not only was the then-41-year-old the oldest female gymnast to compete at the Olympics, but she was also among the oldest-ever Olympic athletes in any sport and was competing at the Games for an unprecedented seventh consecutive… Continue Reading

A Look at the Benefits of Montessori for Kids with Disabilities

A Look at the Benefits of Montessori for Kids with Disabilities

At Uzbekistan’s National Centre for the Social Adaptation of Children (NCSAC), children with disabilities and special needs can find the care, services, and attention they need to achieve their full potential. As Uzbekistan’s leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting these underserved youngsters, NCSAC employs a committed team of specialized professionals who work across a wide range… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about UNESCO World Heritage Sites

What You Need to Know about UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Uzbekistan is home to five UNESCO World Heritage sites: the historic center of the medieval city of Bukhara; the historic center of Shakhrisyabz, with its collection of exceptional monuments; Itchan Kala, the inner fortress of the oasis of Khiva; the nearly 3,000-year-old city of Samarkand; and the Western Tien-Shan, part of one of the world’s… Continue Reading

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