UNESCO Memory of the World

   

Finnish National Committee

 
 

 
 
     
 

The vision of the Unesco Memory of the World Programme is that the world's documentary heritage belongs to all, should be fully preserved and protected for all and, with due recognition of cultural mores and practicalities, should be permanently accessible to all without hindrance.

Mission of the Memory of the World Programme

  • To facilitate preservation, by the most appropriate techniques, of the world's documentary heritage.
  • To assist universal access to documentary heritage.
  • To increase awareness worldwide of the existence and significance of documentary heritage.

International Register of the Memory of the World Programme

The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage which has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of Unesco, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value.

At present, a total of 301 collections submitted by 102 different countries, 4 international organizations and one private foundation are inscribed on the International Register of the Memory of the World Programme.

Finnish Collections in the International Register of the Memory of the World Programme

Archive of the Skolt Sámi village of Suonjel

The A.E. Nordenskiöld Collection

Radzwills’ Archives and Niasvizh (Nieśwież) Library Collection

Tasks of the Finnish National Committee

  • To make presentations to the Unesco Memory of the World Committee of collections that should be included in the Memory of the World Register.
  • To maintain the national Memory of the World Register of nationally significant collections.
  • To inform about significant library and archive collections.
  • To inform about the Unesco Memory of the World Programme.