Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific

Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific

The Memory of the World Programme is an international programme aimed at safeguarding, preserving and facilitating access to and the use of documentary heritage. UNESCO launched the Program in 1992. The Programme includes the inscription of significant documentary heritage on national, regional and international registers.

The Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific. MOWCAP was set up in 1998 and is the regional forum for UNESCO’s global Memory of the World (MOW) Programme.

In the Asia Pacific region, many libraries, archives and memory institutions face formidable challenges: economic, climatic and geographic. MOWCAP aims to assist with preservation of and universal access to documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase awareness of the existence and significance of the heritage.

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