Global professional organization that creates the future value and diversity of sustainable documentary heritage
Supporting international capacity building for effective preservation and universal access to documentary heritage of humankind
Joint cooperation and support of UNESCO and related organizations in the field of research, education and publicity
Documentary Heritage Monitoring Support
Documentary heritage is a common legacy that should be passed down to the next generations. The Centre’s main duty is to lay the foundation for safe, precious management of documentary heritage and secure it for future generations.
Reinforcement through Capacity Building
The most of the UNESCO Memory of the Worlds are centered on European and North American member states, with more than 80 countries that have never been listed. Currently, UNESCO is unable to support vulnerable areas with limited budget and personnel. It is the goal to contribute to the restoration of the regional balance of the MoW program by intensively growing the capacity of vulnerable areas for preservation and utilization of documentary heritage through related programs at the Centre.
Building Information Hubs and Networks
Develop content via driving exchange cooperation between national institutions by establishing a network of heritage sites on a new theme of subject across regional and / or diverse regions, and by coordinating joint listings of documentary heritage with high conflicts between countries. Create a virtuous cycle structure that expands project performance by making use cases.
Content Development &
Utilization and Further Implementation
UNESCO encourages the spread of a culture that improves accessibility, understands value and preserves records, in its "Recommendations on the Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage, including digital forms". In the form of completely preserving the documentary heritage and providing it as it is, there is a limit in the recognition of its value and meaning, and thus, there is a growing expectation for a complex role such as experience, education, tourism, and industry utilizing the heritage.