Memory of the world
A symbol of the collective memory of humanity
The Memory of the World program is an international initiative promoted and coordinated by UNESCO since 1992, in order to ensure the preservation and access to the documentary and digital heritage of greatest relevance to the peoples of the world.
War and social unrest, lack of resources, looting, illegal trade and destruction, among others, cause documentary heritage to disappear forever. Fortunately, sometimes lost documentary heritage is rediscovered.