Successful nominations to MOWCAP are entered on the Asia/Pacific Regional Register.
The Register is a listing of those “documentary heritage of influence” in the Asia/Pacific Region approved for inclusion by MOWCAP.
As stipulated in the Memory of the World: General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage (2002), the selection criteria of the Regional Registers should use the criteria adopted by the International Register as a template, make logical variations and may incorporate additional criteria appropriate to the regional context (paragraph 4.1.6). The basic selection criteria include: authenticity, uniqueness, significance in terms of time, place, people, subject and theme, form and style, integrity, threat and management plan.
MOWCAP is the authority that approves all inscriptions on the Memory of the World Asia/Pacific Regional Register. It does this by considering recommendations from its Asia/Pacific Register Subcommittee which are based on selection criteria listed in paragraph 1.2 of the MOWCAP Guidelines.
The call for nominations and inscriptions on the Asia Pacific Register is made every two years.
The following documentary heritage is listed on the Asia Pacific Regional Register: