Uzbekistan gifts UN Headquarters with model of historic architecture

Jan Beagle (at lectern), Under-Secretary-General for Management, speaks at the unveiling of a gift from the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Nations, as Shavkat Mirziyoyev (left), that country’s President, looks on. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

19 September 2017 – The United Nations today accepted a model of Registan Square as a gift from Uzbekistan and installed it at its Headquarters in New York.

The Square, located in Samarkand, reflects Uzbek cultural traditions and is known for its unique example of architecture and urban development. It was included in the World Heritage List of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.

According to UNESCO, the Square – built 600 years ago – played a significant role in the development of Islamic architecture over the entire region, from the Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent.


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