A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was appalled by reports that Islamic State militants had demolished a temple in Syria's ancient Palmyra.
Yurt, a portable dwelling of Central Asian nomads, may be recognized as a cultural heritage of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2014.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the significance of Ulytau, a cultural heritage of the Kazakh nation.
Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.
Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO suggested including Nauryz holiday and hawking in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov met with Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova who arrived in Kazakhstan with her first official visit.
China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have postponed the announcement of the Silk Way listing as the part of UNESCO world heritage.
Kazakhstan scientists are suggesting to include two architectural monuments located in Kazakhstan into the UNESCO World Heritage List.