2nd Global Policy Forum on Memory of the World

The Global Policy Forum was moved to 27 and 28 October 2020. However, please kindly note that since the global situation of the pandemic on these dates is still unknown, there is no certainty that the event will not be postponed again.

The Memory of the World Secretariat

Provisional programme:

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UNESCO, through its Memory of the World (MoW) Programme, started coordinating a series of Global Policy Forums supported by Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT), focusing on a strategically important aspect of documentary heritage.

This 2nd Forum aims to build the momentum towards articulating a global policy framework for disaster risk reduction and management as a means to sustainable preservation of documentary heritage.
The Forum is part of UNESCO’s strategic support to policy makers, memory institutions, and other stakeholders seeking to implement the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form.


Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committee
Start 27.10.2020 09:30 local time
End 28.10.2020 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Banda, Fackson
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Tamura, Kenji (Email: k.tamura@unesco.org)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website
Link 1 Memory of the World Programme
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