Video message by Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, to celebrate the 5,500th anniversary of the ancient town of Sarazm 12 September 2020


   I’m delighted to be joining you to celebrate the 5,500th anniversary of the ancient town of Sarazm. I’d like to first thank His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, for inviting UNESCO to be part of this great event.

It’s not every day that we have such an opportunity to mark such a historic occasion – where we count in millennia rather than years; where we go back to the roots of humanity.

That’s why I wished to send you a message today, even though I’m unable to attend this important event in person.  

This town, whose name means ‘where the land begins’, takes us back to what protohistorians call the ‘Neolithic Revolution’. 

Indeed, the ruins of Sarazm connect us with an earlier world.

They tell a story about the domestication of plants and animals, and the development of techniques such as metallurgy and irrigation.

They tell a story about the birth of urban societies, and the creation of the first trade routes that brought these settlements to life.

These stories are supported by the work of archaeologists, who have unearthed ceramics, pottery and artistic objects from the steppes of Central Asia, the fields of Transoxiana, the Iranian plateau and the Indus Valley. For nearly one thousand years, Sarazm was a cultural crossroads – a place of dialogue, and a site of cultural exchange.

This history of ties and transmission, of culture and classical civilizations, is important for humanity as a whole. This is why, in 2010, Sarazm was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The things that set Sarazm apart are also the things that we need today, to protect future generations.

In this respect, I very much welcome the efforts of the Republic of Tajikistan to help us better understand yesterday’s world by showing us how our ancestors lived almost 55centuries ago.

UNESCO stands ready to support the Tajik authorities in their work to preserve and promote this site – its integrity, universality and authenticity.

This is why we are working with the Tajik authorities to develop a plan for managing the Sarazm site, within the framework of the ‘Silk Roads Heritage Corridors’, a programme that we launched in partnership with the European Union.  

The aim is to ensure that this exceptional site is preserved on a long-term basis for future generations, while benefitting local populations and remaining accessible to visitors – including foreign tourists. This also means supporting scientific research – because Sarazm has not yet revealed all its secrets, as today’s speakers will no doubt tell you.

In this way, in Sarazm also, we are pursuing the ambition that drives our Silk Roads programme: the ambition to combine conservation, understanding, creativity and economic development.

In times of crisis, like the period we are living through, it is essential that we stay mobilized for culture and heritage.

The anniversary of Sarazm is an opportunity to celebrate all that heritage does. It creates meaning and connections; it moves and it unites; it tells the story of our shared humanity.

Thank you.




Science, Scientist and Society: History and Modernity

    Scientists-associates, students and followers of Academician Muhammad Osimi are sure that no one and nothing will stop the Tajiks on the path of building a sovereign Tajikistan.

                                                                                                Emomali Rahmon

                                                                                               The President of the Republic of Tajikistan

 National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan

Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography named after
Ahmad Donish

Science, society and scientist: history and modernity


Tajikistan, Dushanbe, August 25,, 2020

Dear ....
It is a great honor to invite you to take part in the function of the International Scientific Round Table "Science, Scientist, Society: History and Modernity" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Tajik SSR Academy of Sciences, (1965-1988), Chairman of the Commission for the Study of Civilization of Central Asia, UNESCO(1977-1996), Founder and the President of the International Association of Tajiks and Persian-speaking Peoples of the World “Payvand” (1990-1996), Laureate of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (1979), an outstanding public and statesman Muhammad Asimov (Osimi) (1920-1996).

The symposium will be held on August 25, 2020 at the Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan.

Location: Dushanbe, 33 Rudaki Avenue.

Time: 09:00 am

Working languages: Tajik, Russian and English.
Organizing committee

National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan
Institute of History, Archeology and  Ethnography named after Ahmad Donish


Science, society and scientist: history and modernity

Tajikistan, Dushanbe, August 25,, 2020


International Science Round Table “Science, Scientist, and Society:
History and Modernity”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary academician
Muhammad Osimi (1920-1996)


International Scientific Round Table - Science, Scientist and Society:
History and Modernity

25 August 2020, 09:00 am

Venue: Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan

Scientific and conceptual issues discussed at the international Round Table on the topic: Science, Scientist and Society: Yesterday and Today, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Muhammad Asimov (Osimi).
1. Introduction and Opening Remarks President of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, academician Farhod Rahimi.

1.1.         A new conceptual approach to the scientific, organizational and
social activities of academician Mumammad Asimov (Osimi) :
His creative thinking, pedagogical activity, leadership, intellectual party work as secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Tajikistan, a prominent statesman, philosopher, orientalist, historian, and physicist, and his influence and role, as a visionary Minister of Education where he built a system of vocational and technical schools; as a rector of the first technical university in Tajikistan which he also founded and built its foundations and cultivated its scientific and technical potential; as a promising and influential leader in the field of science and culture and his methods and fundamental concepts in training of scientific and managerial professionals, creation of systems of teaching and implementation of scientific training and research including new academic institutions in the field of natural and social sciences in the Academy of Sciences system;

In the transformation of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan into a large and recognized center of fundamental intellectual and scientific research in the country and abroad; As a founder and organizer of international scientific forums on the history and culture of the Iranian peoples (including symposia on Persian poetry, the Kushan civilization, honoring the anniversaries of Amir Khusraw, Hafiz, Aini, Abuali Sino, Borbad, Kamoli Khujandi, Mirsaid Ali Hamadoni, and others.)
His academic developments on the history of the Tajik people and his founding of the idea of ethnic history of Tajiks; his publication of two encyclopedic and academic books on Tajikistan, and as a founder and publisher of the Tajik National Encyclopedia (8 volumes); his recognition and study of Aryan culture and its place in human civilization, his view on the genesis and self-knowledge of the Tajik nation as well as from the points of view of Bobojon Gafurov, and Mirzo Tursunzade.
Unity, integrity, and self-knowledge of the nation, revival of a sense of elf-esteem and historical memory of the Tajik people, national intelligentsia, and patriotism; his new interpretations and differentiation of research in relation to management activities and state structure, culture, art, knowledge, education, understanding the mission of the intelligentsia in society in the context of scientific and social activities; his lead on celebrations and rituals of Tajiks; his perspective on modern Western civilization and cultural dialogue between the West and the East.

As Chairman of the Commission for the Study of Civilizations of Central Asia (1977-1996) at UNESCO, and his role in the publication of the seven volumes of the Civilizations of Central Asia earning him recognition by former Director-General of UNESCO Feredrico Mayor, “today the world needs such intellectual and creative figures as Muhammad Asimov,” and by the former President of the USSR Academy of Sciences A.P. Aleksandrov, “Muhammad Sayfiddinovich is one of the wisest presidents of the academies of the Soviet republics.”

1.1 Academician Muhammad Asimov (Osimi) and the World Association of Tajiks and Persian-Speaking Peoples of the World, Payvand:
Academician Muhammad Asimov – as the founder of the Association of Tajiks and Persian-speaking Peoples of the World, Payvand; description of the historical and scientific genesis, purpose of creation, implementation of the idea of unity and integrity of Tajiks; historical aspirations, cultural heritage, the constructive role of Tajiks in the creation in Dushanbe of the Center for the World Assembly of Tajiks and Persian-speaking Peoples of the World.

1.2 Official opening of the International Scientific Roundtable on the topic "Science, Scientist and Society: Yesterday and Today"

Moderators: Professors Askarali Rajabov and Sadullo Rahimov.

Farhod Rahimi (academician) – Tajikistan

Abdujabbor Rahmonzoda (academician) – Tajikistan

Akbar Turson (academician) – Tajikistan

Muso Dinorshoev (academician) – Tajikistan

Mamadsho Ilolov (academician) – Tajikistan

Nuriddin Kayumov (academician) – Tajikistan

Ogonazar Agnazarov (academician) – Tajikistan

Karomatullo Olimov (academician) – Tajikistan

Abdurahmon Muhammad (professor) – Tajikistan

Mustafo Osimi (professor) – Belarus

Sabit Nematulloev(academisian)-Tajikistan

Iraj Bashiri (professor) – USA

Masud Mirshohi (professor) – France

Saidmakhmud Odinaev (academician) – Tajikistan

Kashi Nath Pandita (professor) – India

Mansura Haydar (professor) – India

Alim Ashrafkhon (professor) – India

Dr. Saidmuhammad Bogiri Kamoliddini – Iran

Нaknazar Kurbonmamadov (professor) – Uzbekistan

Nematullo Sayfulloev (professor) – Tajikistan

Ibrohim Usmonov (professor) – Tajikistan

Нabibullo Rajabov (professor) – Tajikistan

Mirzo Mulloahmad (professor) – Tajikistan

Nasrullo Ubaydullo (professor) – Tajikistan

Yusuf Nuraliev (professor) – Tajikistan

Sulton Hasan Barotzadeh (professor) – Tajikistan

Olim Khujamurodov (professor) – Tajikistan

Olimjon Kosimov (professor) – Tajikistan

Abduvali Kushmatov (professor) – Tajikistan

Ravshan Rahmoni (professor) – Tajikistan

Matluba Mirzoyunus (professor) – Tajikistan

Wahhob Nabiev (professor) – Tajikistan

Umeda Gafforova (professor) – Tajikistan

Parvona Jamshedov (professor) – Tajikistan

Tojiddin Mardoni (professor) – Tajikistan

Kholnazar Mukhabbatov (professor) – Tajikistan

Nu'monjon Usmonov – Tajikistan

Mulloho Davlatov (professor) – Tajikistan

DR.Ruzii Ahmad – Tajikistan

Dr.Jumaboy Azizkulov – Tajikistan

Usmonjon Gafforov (professor) – Tajikistan

Dr.Munira Shahidi (professor) – Tajikistan

Sangakhmad Tilloev (professor) – Tajikistan

Bahrinisso Kobilova (professor) – Tajikistan

Larisa Dodkhudoeva (professor) – Tajikistan

Pirmuhammad Nurov (professor) – Tajikistan

Shamsiddin Soleh (professor) – Tajikistan

Tugral Shokirov (professor) – Tajikistan

Lutfullo Tursunov (professor) – Tajikistan

Dr.Muhammadrahim Karimov – Tajikistan

Dr.Zukhro Madamidzhonova – Tajikistan

Fozil Abdurashidov (pofessor) – Tajikistan

Dr.Zinatmo Yusufbekova – Tajikistan

Dr.Tojinisso Murodova – Tajikistan

Dr.Abdurauf Razzokov – Tajikistan

Dr.Kibrie Atoeva – Tajikistan

Dr.Mumina Shovalieva – Tajikistan

Dr.Manzura Khasanova – Tajikistan

Dr.Subhoni Azamzod – Tajikistan

Dr.Komiljon Rahimov - Uzbekistan




Central Asian Dust Conference (CADUC) 08- 12 April 2019 at the Academy of Sciences in Tajikistan 33 Rudaki Avenue 734025 Dushanbe Republic of Tajikistan

 1st circular

  08-12 April 2019 at the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan will host the Central Asian Dust Conference (CADUC), sponsored by Volksvagenshiftung, willorganize in cooperation with TROPOS  Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany

  Asian dust large amounts of lofted mineral dust above Asia not only Asian sources and sinks intra-continental and intercontinental phenomenon atmospheric particles change optical, microphysical, and chemical properties on their transport effects on atmospheric radiation budget effects on human health and even economics

 To improve the knowledge about Asian dust needs

  • multi-dimensional approach into several directions and scientists of different disciplines
  • comprehensive studies with combination of ground-based, airborne, and space-borne measurements
  • investigations with regional and global modeling

 Investigations to atmospheric dust

at source regions,

at the transport of dust,

at sink regions, and

to the impacts



Chairs of the conference

Prof. Dr. Farhod Rahimi

Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan

Prof. Dr. Andreas Macke

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research,


Prof. Dr. Khikmat. Kh. Muminov

Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan


Scientific committee

Sabur F. Abdullaev (Tajikistan)

Dietrich Althausen (Germany)

Sara Basart (Spain)

Manfred Frühauf (Germany)

Dulam Jugder (Mongolia)

Kenji Kai (Japan)

Hamid Reza M Khalesifard (Iran)

N.Kh. Minikulov (Tajikistan)

Ali H. Omar (USA)

Kerstin Schepanski (Germany)

Julia Schmale (Switzerland)

Maria Shagedanova (United Kingdom)

Irina Sokolik (USA)

Nobuo Sugimoto (Japan)

Ina Tegen (Germany)

Songhua Wu (China)

Jinyuan Xin (China)


Organizing committee

Sabur Abdullaev

Nargis Abdurasulova

Dietrich Althausen

Abdugani Djuraev

Julian Hofer

Abduvosit Makhmudov

Vladimir Maslov

Farkhod Shokirov

Bakhron Nasarov

Group of students


Important dates

 Registration (with registration sheets) open:

1 June 2018

 Abstract submission system open:

1 June 2018

 Deadline for submitting the 4-pages abstracts:

1 October 2018

 Deadline for submitting the registration sheets:

1 October 2018

 Deadline for submitting the travel and accommodation requests:

1 October 2018

 Notification about acceptance and requests for revising of abstracts:

1 December 2018

 Notification about the part of travel and accommodation support:

1 December 2018

 Deadline for submitting the revised versions of abstracts:

1 February 2019


08 - 12 April 2019


Further information

Please check these web sites for updates!

Prof. Dr. Sabur Abdullaev

Lab. of Physical Atmosphere, S. U.

Umarov Physical - Technical Institute

of the Academy of Sciences of

Republic of Tajikistan, Ayni str.299/1,

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, ZIP-734063

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob: (+992) 934896014

Dr. Dietrich Althausen

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric

Research (TROPOS), Permoser Str.

15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone : +49-341-2717 7063

Fax : +49-341-2717 99 7063

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   Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (Department of geography) according to the Plan of events, dedicated to the "Year of development of tourism and folk crafts", approved By the decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (20.01.2018 № AP-992), June 26, 2018 holds a "Round table" on " TOURISM: POTENTIAL, CHALLENGES AND NEW COOPERATION”

   The "Round table" is held in coordination with the Committee for tourism development under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Tajik national University, a number of ministries and departments, higher education institutions, the private sector and business partners.

  The "Round table" will be held in the Main Hall of the Academy of Sciences (Rudaki 33).

  Those wishing to participate in the ”Round table" please contact by phone 221-50-83; 221-01-89 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  






RESOLUTION International conference "Central Asia Earthquake Safety"

25-27 August 2016                                                     Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    On 25-27 August, 2016 the International conference " Central Asia Eartquake Safety" was held.

    The conference organizer was the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.

    The main objective of the conference was the creation of a common platform for the exchange of scientific and practical information, ideas and opinions of scientists, experts, and other professionals in the field of seismic safety in the Central Asia countries, Russia, the United States, Europe and Asia. The total number of participants was more than 100, among them leading scientists, experts and employees of research institutions in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Norway, France, Italy, USA, China, Iran, Afghanistan and international organizations.

    The conference sessions were held in three fields: seismic monitoring, seismic risk reduction for large cities and the safety of hydropower plants cascades in mountain regions.

    The main focus of the conference participants was focused on the discussion of the problems of seismic monitoring in Central Asia countries state, the exchange of international experience in seismic risk assessment and risk reduction for large cities and providing the safety of hydropower plants cascades in mountainous regions. There were presented the current specific initiatives at regional level and independent countries in seismic risk reduction field, marked the experience in their implementation. Presentations, discussions and exhibition, held in the framework of the conference will serve as material for the publication, which will be sent to participants of the conference.

    The conference was widely covered by mass media.

    As a result of presentations and active discussions, participants agreed that:

  • assessment of seismic risk and the possible social and economic consequences of strong earthquakes, as well as the development and organization of effective measures aimed at their reduction should be carried on by using of modern methods based on GIS-technologies, and development the networks of modern digital seismic stations;
  • rehabilitation and development of regional seismic monitoring and co-operation of experts in the field of seismology and earthquake engineering, of Central Asia countries first of all, is essential for seismic hazard assessment and seismic risk reduction in the region;
  • it is necessary to ensure the free access to the data of all Central Asia countries and to use the unified data collection and processing system in all seismic centers in the region;
  • it is necessary to carry out activities to raise the awareness about the seismic hazard and the importance of knowledge about the earthquake engineering by population and government bodies, responsible for accepting decisions;
  • historical data and seismic observations results have shown, that in the region of the hydropower plants cascade on the Vakhsh river in the past 500 years has not occurred an earthquake with intensity more than 6 points on MSK-64 scale. Therefore, construction of the cascade of hydroelectric power plants, regardless of the height of dams, in adherence to the international standards of design and construction construction, does not increase the background level of seismic risk.

    Participants of Conference suggested the following to be appropriate:

  • to promote joint efforts of scientists and experts in exchanging the seismic data as well as in the Central Asia region and with international centers in order to reduce the risk of possible local and cross-border earthquakes;
  • to support researches, aimed at the forecast of strong earthquakes consequences and the organization of effective measures on reduction the social and economic loses by using of various innovation technologies;
  • to assist the international organizations in realization of various projects aimed at ensuring the seismic safety of the population, seismic risk assessment and reduction for the different regions and cities of Central Asia;
  • to develop an integrated policy in the field of cross-border exchange of information on natural disasters (including the global climate change);
  • to assist in the establishment of regional Center on data collection, storage and exchange;
  • to assist in the quick development of seismic monitoring systems in epicentral zones of strong earthquakes in the region;
  • based on the results of conducted and being under execution scientific researches, to inform the bodies responsible for accepting the decisions and population of the region, that the construction of hydropower plants and their operation does not represent a threat;
  • to use the results of scientific-research works of scientists and research institutions at practice by all government and non-government, construction and other organization, conducting their activity in these fields.

    Implementation of listed measures will allow to minimize maximal the amount of damage and losses in the case of emergencies.

In addition, the conference participants concluded:

- to ask donors and international organizations to support projects and programs aimed at modernization of the existing seismic networks and seismic risk reduction;

- to stress the importance of further researches in the above mentioned fields;

- to recognize the held conference successful and recommend to research institutions in Central Asia, working in the seismic safety ensuring field, to organize a further holding of such kind conferences once every three years and involve to active participation in conferences the leading scientists of the region and the world;

- to publish the Resolution of the conference in the website of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, in the Internet – mass media resources of Central Asia countries, to send the Resolution to conference participants, interested research institutions and centers, international organizations, Governments of Central Asia countries and other interested countries.

    The participants of Conference expressed gratitude to the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan for initiative in organizing and holding this conference.