» Calls open for nominations until 15 September for the Memory of the World in Latin America
16.08.2013 - UNESCO Office in Santiago

Calls open for nominations until 15 September for the Memory of the World in Latin America

The Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Memory of the World (MoW) Programme of UNESCO has opened, until 15 September, the call for nominations for the Memory of the World Register for Latin America and the Caribbean. This includes of documents or sets of documents from archives, libraries, -including audiovisual-, of any format and kind.

The register is a great opportunity for all interested public and private institutions (libraries, archives, and museums), international associations, private companies and individuals. The Memory of the World Register for Latin America and the Caribbean, alongside other 86 initiatives, have made public various collections on politics, philosophy, literature, music, in text, graphic and audiovisual format, of regional and national scope since 2002. The Latin American and Caribbean list also addresses issues of human rights, indigenous status and slavery. Among others, documents on the resistance and the struggle for human rights in the Dominican Republic between 1930-1961, the "Files for truth, justice and memory in the struggle against State terrorism" in Argentina ranging from the years 1976 to 1983, "Silver Men: West Indian labourers in the Panama Canal", and Registry of slaves of the British Caribbean between 1817 and 1834 can be found in this registry.

The proposal is to ratify the regional significance of the documents in question, and incorporate them as part of a visible set that have had considerable impact on the social and cultural history of the world.

This effort contributes to give visibility and open access, and transforms documents into a source of pride and recognition, clearly justifying investments for conservation and safety.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2013.




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