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The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme records 47 new collections in its Register



 The 12th biennial meeting of the International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO Memory of the World programme was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from October 4 to 6.

 The Committee considered 88 submissions for the Memory of the World International Register, from 61 countries. Of these, 47 were recommended to the Director General of UNESCO for inscription

Following a three-day meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 4 to 6 October 2015, the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme has inscribed 47 new nominations on the Memory of the World International Register.

Under the Chairmanship of Dr. Abdulla M. El-Reyes, Director-General of the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, and composed of  14 eminent experts, the Committee examined and approved new items of  documentary heritage proposed by 40 countries, as well as the Association for Recorded Sound Collections at its 12th meeting.

‎The Meeting of the International Advisory Committee followed a two-year process as part of the 2014-2015 nomination cycle which saw, in its first phase, the examination of 88 submissions from 61 countries.

The Memory of the World Register now includes a total of 348 documents and document collections, coming from all continents and safeguarded on various materials from stone to celluloid and parchment to sound recordings.

In conformity with the Statutes of the International Advisory Committee, the Committee has decided on this new cycle of inscriptions to the Memory of the World Register and has informed the Director-General of the result of its deliberations.

While endorsing the inscriptions, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova stated, “It is my deep and firm conviction that the Memory of the World Programme‎ should be guided in its work to preserve documentary heritage and memory for the benefit of present and future generations in the spirit of international cooperation and mutual understanding, building peace in the minds of women and men.”

The complete list:

New inscriptions on the International Memory of the World Register (2014-2015)

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Humanity’s First Recordings of its Own Voice: The Phonautograms of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (c.1853-1860)


West Indian Commission Papers

Brazil and Uruguay

The War of the Triple Alliance Iconographic and cartographic presentations


Documents of Nanjing Massacre

Czech Republic and France

The moving picture shows of Émile Reynaud


The Gaze of the Other: Documentary heritage of the Salesian apostolic vicariate in the Ecuadorian Amazon 1890-1930


Skolt Sámi village of Suonjel Suenjel


The Mappa mundi of Albi


Louis Pasteur’s Archive


The Oldest Manuscripts Preserved at the National Archives of Georgia


Documents representing the beginning and the early development of the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther


Autograph of h-Moll-Messe (Mass in B minor) by Johann Sebastian Bach

Germany, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Myanmar

The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George II of Great Britain


The Derveni Papyrus: The oldest ‘book’ of Europe


Three documents related to the two most outstanding results of the work of Roland Eötvös


Asian-African Conference Archives

Islamic Republic of Iran and Germany

Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik

Islamic Republic of Iran

Kulliyyāt-i Saʽdi


Aleppo Codex


Isaac Newton’s Theological Papers


Collection of Barbanera Almanacs


Codex Purpureus Rossanensis


Return to Maizuru Port—Documents Related to the Internment and Repatriation Experiences of Japanese (1945-1956)


Archives of Tōji temple contained in one-hundred boxes

Republic of Korea

Confucian Printing Woodblocks

Republic of Korea

The Archives of the KBS Special Live Broadcast “Finding Dispersed Families”


The Records of Indentured Immigration


Judicial files concerning the birth of a right: the effective remedy as a contribution of the Mexican writ of amparo to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948.

Mexico and Italy

The work of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590)


Myazedi Quadrilingual Stone Inscription

The Netherlands

Utrecht Psalter

The Netherlands

Selected data collections of the world’s language diversity at the Language Archive

New Zealand

Sir Edmund Hillary Archive


The Book of Henryków


Files and library of the Unity of the Brethren

Portugal and Spain

The Manuscripts of the Commentary to the Apocalypse (Beatus of Liébana) in the Iberian Tradition

Russian Federation

The Sobornoye Ulozheniye of 1649


Collection of old postcards from French West Africa


William Ponty School Collection of Papers


Telegram of Austria-Hungary`s declaration of war on Serbia on 28th July 1914


Indigenous language vocabulary from the New World translated into Spanish


Bibliotheca Bodmeriana (1916-1971)


The Old Assyrian Merchant Archives of Kültepe

United Kingdom of Great Britain

Autograph First World War Diary of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1914-1919.

United Kingdom of Great Britain

The Churchill Papers

United States of America

Moses and Frances Asch Collection. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution


Nehanda and Kaguvi mediums’ judgement dockets (April 1897). Case between State versus Nehanda and Kaguvi spirit mediums leading to their execution.


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