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Launch of Children's Book: Let’s Explore the Memory of the World

Launch of Children's Book: Let’s Explore the Memory of the World

Let’s Explore the Memory of the World - Children’s Book Launch, 25 October 2021Children living in the digital age exchange news and knowledge with the external world at an unprecedented speed and volume. As increasingly diverse media provide educational platforms and resources to the young generation, UNESCO continues to develop reading materials for children which are open and form their cognitions of mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence.

This children’s book Let’s Explore the Memory of the World, produced in the aim to introduce the value of documentary heritage to young children, comprises written and illustrated descriptions as well as carefully compiled information and photographs about the Memory of the World’s missions and inscriptions.

UNESCO Bangkok is pleased to celebrate the launch of the book in conjunction with the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 by inviting educators, librarians, archivists, custodians of Memory of the World inscriptions, and all those interested in the use of the book to promote intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and cultural literacy.

The event will be held online via Zoom on 25 October 2021 at 12:00-13:45 Bangkok Time (GMT+7).

Registration: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcOmpqzMjHtRzGUWjU9hMFH4YOw4GBHWv

Produced with the support of the Asia Culture Center and Asia Culture Institute in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, the book highlights important themes embedded in documentary heritage such as languages, religions, geography, gender equality, mutual understanding and human rights.

Launch of Children's Book speakers



Opening Remarks

Kwibae Kim
Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP)

Shigeru Aoyagi
Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
UNESCO Bangkok


Introduction to the Book 

Misako Ito
Book Co-editor and Coordinator
Advisor for Communication and Information
UNESCO Bangkok

Sali Sasaki
Book Author and Illustrator
Creative Consultant, Researcher, Writer


Panel Discussion


Roslyn Russell
Book Co-editor
Chairperson, Australia Memory of the World Committee 
Historian and Museum Consultant

Sainbileg Byambadorj
Secretary, Mongolia Memory of the World Committee
National Library of Mongolia

Martin Porter
Memory of the World in Schools – Global Dialogue and Universal Memories
Professor, University of St Etienne, France

Jocelyn T. Guadalupe
Assistant Professor in Music Education
University of the Philippines


Dianne Macaskill
Book Co-editor
Founding Chair, New Zealand Memory of the World Committee
Formerly Chief Executive and Chief Archivist, Archives New Zealand


Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Fackson Banda
Memory of the World Secretariat
UNESCO Headquarters

Misako Ito
UNESCO Bangkok