Memory of the World Programme

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The UNESCO programme began in 1992.[1] It promote the importance of historical documents.[2]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

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 Register[change | change source]

Select additions to the World Register are chosen at biannual meetings of the IAC.[4]

Jikji Prize[change | change source]

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]

Recipients[change | change source]

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