Welcome to the UNWTO Silk Road Programme website

The UNWTO Silk Road Programme is a collaborative initiative designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road route. It aims to maximize the benefits of tourism development for local Silk Road communities, while stimulating investment and promoting the conservation of the route's natural and cultural heritage. Additionally, it is working to foster greater co- operation between Silk Road countries and regions, with the established aim of creating a seamless and memorable Silk Road travel experience.

On this website you will find information on the objectives and key areas of activity of our programme, information on our participating Member States and other relevant stakeholders, as well information concerning key Silk Road events and conferences


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Latest news

05 Dec 16
Press Release
International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
04 Nov 16
UNWTO Workshop for Inbound Tour Operators
UNWTO Workshop for Inbound Tour Operators Almaty, Kazakhstan 1 October 2016 Русский  Since the Silk Road Programme was launched in 2010, thousands of delegates have gained knowledge and...
04 Nov 16
The ceremony of official handover of the joint Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and the UNWTO
The ceremony of official handover of the joint Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and the UNWTO The ceremony of official handover of the joint Memorandum of Understanding...
18 Oct 16
Press Release
Mongolia hosts the UNWTO Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities
The conference gathered Ministers and high-level officials from nine UNWTO Silk Road Member States, official representatives from Silk Road regions, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
28 Apr 16
Press Release
UNWTO Silk Road Task Force commits to work on joint marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation
The 6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting, hosted in the ancient Silk Road city of Urmia, was organized by UNWTO, the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Association (ICHTO) and the...
18 Mar 16
Kayah State of Myanmar wins prestigious tourism film award as part of major promotional activities at ITB Berlin 2016
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to promote the Kayah State of Myanmar in a series of well-attended events at ITB Berlin. The events included...
14 Mar 16
Press Release
Public-private partnerships key to the success of Silk Road Tourism
Addressing the meeting, UNWTO Secretary-General said “governments must lead and direct tourism policies, but the engine behind tourism development is the private sector, and thus one cannot work...