Brief on the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation on Safeguarding Documentary Heritage
Around the world collections were suffering a variety of fates: illegal trading, destruction, natural disasters and loss of interest, leaving many at risk of being lost. In 2015 the Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form was adopted by UNESCO, giving new momentum to the Memory of the World Programme.
IFLA submission for upcoming UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights
Next year, 2019, will mark as the 10th anniversary of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. To celebrate, the current Special Rapporteur – Karima Bennoune – has decided to devote her next thematic report to taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights remit, inviting relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study.
Qatar National Library and UNESCO support Arab Documentary Heritage Preservation
Qatar National Library (QNL) and UNESCO have signed an agreement to implement a joint project entitled ‘Supporting Documentary Heritage Libraries in the Arab Region’.