Memory of the world

A symbol of the
collective memory of
Humanity

Memory of the world

A symbol of the collective memory of humanity

What is

MOWLAC?

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.

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Alert on the situation of the “Public Archive of the State of Bahía”

"UNESCO's Memory of the World (MoW) Program maintains that “the world's documentary heritage belongs to…
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Event: UNESCO 2nd Memory of the World Global Policy Forum

SAVE the world’s documentary heritage for humanity against natural and man-made disaster through global partnerships!…
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MESSAGE FROM MOWLAC ABOUT THE FIRE AT THE BRAZILIAN CINEMATECA

The Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of the UNESCO “Memory of the…
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MOWLAC at Panel by Arquivo Publico Rio Grande do Sul (BRAZIL)

This Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 16:00 (Buenos Aires time), Sandra Moresco, President at MOWLAC will…