The Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, UNESCO Bangkok and MOWCAP collaborated in organizing the ‘Memory of the World Seminar and Workshop’ in Ulaanbaatar on 24-25 May 2023. The two-day activity consisted of a one day seminar to raise awareness on the Memory of the World programme, its objectives and mechanisms, followed by a one day workshop to discuss good practices and experiences in managing a national committee and national register. This was followed by expert tips on completing the MOWCAP nomination form and feedback on proposed items for national, regional and international registers.
The activity was held at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology and was organized with the financial support of the Mongolian Ministry of Culture and UNESCO Bangkok. The activity was designed to respond to national stakeholder needs in Mongolia and was attended by 83 participants — 33 in-person and 50 online, including stakeholders from provinces and national and international speakers.
To open the activity, MOWCAP Chairperson Kwibae Kim welcomed the Mongolian National Commission’s initiative to drive documentary heritage activities forward at the national level, while Mongolian Ministry of Culture’s Head of Cultural Heritage Policy Mr B. Davaatseren expressed his eagerness to learn more about the Memory of the World programme and how it can contribute to safeguarding and promoting the country’s documentary heritage.
The announcement of Mongolia’s new inscription to the Memory of the World International Register coincided with the workshop, as participants and speakers rejoiced in celebrating this achievement.