Tue 27 Jun 2017 - Wed 28 Jun 2017
Thu 30 Mar 2017 - Fri 31 Mar 2017
Wed 26 Apr 2017 - Thu 27 Apr 2017

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

Latest news

14 Aug 17
Call for expression of interest
The UNWTO.Themis Foundation and the UNWTO Silk Road Programme, in collaboration with the University of Valencia, are looking for two facilitators for UNWTO Silk Road Training and Capacity...
26 Jul 17
International Folklore Festival of Salamina
UNWTO Silk Road Programme highly values and supports creative industries along the Silk Road. Ms Alla Peressolova, the head of the UNWTO Silk Road Programme, participated in the International...
18 Jul 17
The First International Forum-Festival «Gastronomic routes of the Great Silk Road»
  The First International Forum-Festival «Gastronomic routes of the Great Silk Road»  07-09 July 2017, Astrakhan, Russia    Mr Zhu Shanzhong, Executive Director of the World...
Press Release
04 Jul 17
Bulgaria Meeting advances the Western Silk Road as a transnational initiative
The event is part of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ project developed by UNWTO in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and...
24 May 17
Central Asian Silk Road Sub-Regional Meeting:“Reinforcement of sub-regional management coordination and knowledge”
  The head of the UNWTO Silk Road Programme Ms Alla Peressolova participated in the Central Asian Silk Road Sub-Regional Meeting: “Reinforcement of sub-regional management coordination and...
Press Release
12 May 17
105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid
The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on these priorities as well as on the UNWTO programme of work for 2018-2019 and the agenda of the International...
Press Release
12 May 17
UNWTO Executive Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021
The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. The recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council will be submitted to the...