Iran attends 8th MOWCAP meeting in Gwangju
Publish Date : Tuesday 29 May 2018 - 18:47
IBNA- Iran attended the 8th General Meeting of Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) held in Gwangju, South Korea on May 26 to 30.
According to IBNA
correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Iran’s National Library and Archives Organization
, the regional committee was established in 1998 on the order of UNESCO
Director General to preserve the documented heritage of the about 60 with his Asia and Pacific and facilitate the access to that.
Representatives and experts from to any eight countries including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippine, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh took part in the meeting.
The agenda was centered on delivering reports by UNESCO regional bureaus during the last two years; considering the future challenges and plans as well as the international outlook of the Memory of the World program.
The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage which has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value.
MOWCAP was headed by Misako Ito in addition to Li Minghua as Director of Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific, and Andrew Henderson as the General Secretary of the meeting.
As the international affairs advisor to MOWCAP, Saleh Zamani represented Iran in this meeting. The Iranian branch of the committee is located in the National Library and Archives Organization.