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Memory of the World Programme

documentary heritage of worldwide importance, initiative launched by UNESCO

The Memory of the World Programme is a part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).[1] It is part of a strategy for preserving history. The programme focuses on archives and libraries.[2]

The UNESCO programme began in 1992.[1] It promote the importance of historical documents.[2]


International Advisory CommitteeEdit

The program is administered by a body known as the International Advisory Committee (IAC). There are 14 members. Each is appointed by the UNESCO Director-General.[3]

Memory of the World RegisterEdit

Jikji PrizeEdit

The Jikji is the earliest known book printed with movable metal type in 1377.

The Jikji Prize was established with the South Korean government. The $30,000 prize and all costs associated with the prize are funded by South Korea.[5]



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