Iran to Nominate 3 Heritages for Global Registration
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Iran to Nominate 3 Heritages for Global Registration

Iran is planning to nominate three works for global registration in 2015, including the complete works of Persian poet Sa’di, Masnavi by Rumi and Masalik-ol-Mamalek by Persian Muslim geographer Al Istakhri, said the secretary of the National Committee of Memory of the World in Iran.

Speaking at the first meeting of MOW’s provincial committee in Khorasan Razavi on Wednesday, Fariba Farzam added that they are expected to be inscribed by early October, IRNA reported.

Farzam said Iran ranks third in Asia in terms of the number of inscriptions on UNESCO’s Memory of the World List with seven elements, adding that China with 11 and South Korea with nine elements rank first and second.

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is an international initiative launched to safeguard the heritage of humanity against neglect, ravages of time and climatic conditions, and willful and deliberate destruction.

Established in 1992, the program calls for the preservation of valuable archival holdings, library collections and private individual compendia all over the world for posterity, the reconstitution of dispersed or displaced documentary heritage, and the increased accessibility to and dissemination of these items.

The National Committee of Memory of the World Program in Iran started its activity in 2005 and has also established provincial working groups in the provinces of Semnan and Khorasan Razavi.

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