International Conference under the auspices of UNESCO “Astana: center of peace and reconciliation”, Astana, Kazakhstan

The aim of the Conference was to create an interactive platform for an exchange of best practices and ideas in the field of promoting and preservation of interethnic reconciliation and intercultural dialogue among representatives of a broad international community.

The International Conference was dedicated to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana city and was held as part of the promotion of the International Decade for Rapprochement of Cultures for 2013-2022 and state program “Ruhani Zhangyru”.

More than 200 experts were united to discuss the issues of intercultural dialogue and sustainable development for UNESCO Clubs.

Based on the results of the Conference, recommendations were developed and further development directions for UNESCO Clubs aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals identified. One of the results achieved at the end of the event was the confirmation of the status of Kazakhstan as a center of peace and harmony in the world arena, as well as increasing the level of leadership qualities of the youth of Kazakhstan and the Asia-Pacific region countries. The holding of this event was a kind of appeal inviting the UNESCO Member States to unite their efforts in promoting cultural rapprochement and achieving peace in their countries.