Ambassador to UNESCO

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva was appointed to her current role as Uzbekistan’s ambassador to UNESCO in January 2008.

Ms Karimova-Tillyaeva and her team have been instrumental in promoting inter-cultural dialogue by increasing European society’s knowledge of Uzbekistan’s cultural and historical heritage.

With the term “clash of civilizations” being increasingly used to describe many events currently taking place in the world, in her mission as the Uzbek envoy to UNESCO Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva attaches particular importance to promoting education and intercultural understanding as important tools in creating the foundations for building a more constructive dialogue between the West and the East, bridging divides, and overcoming destructive stereotypes and misconceptions.