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Routes of Dialogue

Routes of Dialogue
  • "The Silk Roads" (poster by I. Hirayama) © Unesco

Throughout history, peoples have exchanged cultural experience, ideas, values and goods through art, trade and migrations. 

Human history is the tale of such journeys. As we cross into the twenty-first century, we too have embarked on a journey – whose destination holds out the promise of justice, well-being and a peaceful existence for all.

These encounters, in which individual travellers or communities have conveyed their ideas and customs across whole continents and oceans, are celebrated in a series of UNESCO projects.

To learn about UNESCO's action in this field:

On-going projects:


Past projects:

  • Culture in the Neighbourhood
  • Iron Roads in Africa
  • Mediterranean Programme
  • The Routes of al-Andalus (PDF in French)
  • The Silk Roads