Here is an overview of UNESCO Memory of the World projects in Asia and the Pacific as at May 2016. This presentation was given by Misako Ito, UNESCO Regional Advisor, at the 7th MOWCAP General Meeting in Hue, Vietnam.
UNESCO is implementing a programme in close cooperation with the National Heritage Department, Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the National Archives of Malaysia. The programme will result in the creation of a Southeast Asian/ASEAN ‘action plan’ for the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, and Access to Documentary Heritage, including in Digital Form (2015).
The aim of the project is to support the safeguarding of the significant doumentary heritage of Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the Memory of the World programme and the UNESCO Recommendation. A detailed plan has been developed and can be accessed here.