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Regional UNESCO Meeting in Tehran

National Library and Archives Organization of IranNational Library and Archives Organization of Iran

The National Library and Archives Organization of Iran (NLAI) in Tehran will host a regional UNESCO meeting on August 29-30

Organized jointly with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran and Iran National Commission for UNESCO, the event will bring together National Memory of the World Committees from Pakistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan Republic, Mehr News Agency reported.

Key note speakers at the meeting ‘Enhance Cooperation for the Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage’ include head of the NLAI, Ashraf Boroujerdi and Esther Kuisch Laroche, director and representative of UNESCO’s Tehran office.

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is an international initiative launched to help safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity against various factors, including collective amnesia and neglect. The program was launched in 1992 to preserve and promote documentary heritage.

The Tehran meeting will seek to raise awareness on the Memory of the World Program and assess achievements in the field, increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the UNESCO Recommendation on Documentary Heritage and explore possibilities for regional cooperation in the field of documentary heritage.

Nine documentary heritage items have so far been submitted by Iran and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World.


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