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UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize Ceremony

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Characters of Jikji metal types

The UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize is promoting the Memory of the World Programme and commemorating the inscription of the "Buljo jikji simche yojeol", commonly known as the Jikji, the oldest existing book made through movable metal print.

Its 6th edition will be awarded during the Prize-giving ceremony which will take place in Cheongju City, Republic of Korea, on 1st September 2016.
In April 2004 UNESCO’s Executive Board approved the establishment of the UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize as a means of promoting the Memory of the World Programme and commemorating the inscription of the "Buljo jikji simche yojeol”, commonly known as the Jikji. Inscribed on the Memory of the World Register in 2001, the Jikji is considered to be the oldest known book of moveable metal print in the world.

The US$ 30,000 Prize is awarded every two years to individuals, institutions, other entities or Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have made significant contributions to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage.


Details

Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 01.09.2016 08:00 local time
End 01.09.2016 18:00 local time
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Focal point Panevska, Iskra
Organizer City of Cheongju
Contact
Country Republic of Korea
City Cheongju City
Venue Cheongju City
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Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
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Official Website UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize
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