THIRTY-FIVE ITEMS ADDED TO UNESCO'S MEMORY OF THE WORLD REGISTER

/PanARMENIAN.Net/
31.07.2009 17:35 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Thirty-five items of documentary heritage of
exceptional value have been added to UNESCO's Memory of the World
Register. This brings the total number of inscriptions since 1997
to 191.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, announced the
inscription of these items on the recommendation of experts during
a 3-day meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of
UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme which continues to 31 July in
Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Director-General also announced the winner of the 2009
UNESCO/Jikji Prize: the National Archives of Malaysia in recognition
of its outreach, educational and training programmes in the area of
preservation within the Asian region.

The Memory of the World Register features documentary heritage
identified by the International Advisory Committee and endorsed by
the Director-General of UNESCO as corresponding to the selection
criteria for world significance.