Memory of the World Programme
in Central Asia

World Register
General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage

Documentary heritage reflects the diversity of languages, peoples and cultures. It is the mirror of the world and its memory. But this memory is fragile. Every day, irreplaceable parts of this memory disappear for ever.

  • Register - The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage which has been identified by the International Advisory Committee in its meetings in Tashkent (September 1997), in Vienna (June 1999) and in Cheongju City (June 2001) and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO as corresponding the selection criteria for world significance.

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    Tajikistan - Manuscript (XIV century)

    [27 January 2003] Tajikistan, Communication and Information

    This is a rare Manuscript (XIV century), a great example of Tajik-Persian Classic Literature, which is considered a brilliant achievement of the world’s cultural heritage. The role of spiritual heritage of Tajik literature proves the richness of ancient and modern literature. It is known that western Europeans and Americans became acquainted with this literature only in 16th century while eastern peoples –Indians, Arabs, Armenians, Georgians and Turks were aware of it from the very beginning.

    National Committee of the Memory of the World programme in Tajikistan

    [15 December 2002] Tajikistan, Communication and Information

    Ms Alla Aslitdinova, Director of the Central Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences of Republic of Tajikistan nominated as chairman of National Committee of the Memory of the World programme is established in early December 2002.
    The formation of a national Memory of the World committee in every country where it is practicable is encouraged, and is a strategic goal. There is no rigid model. In some cases, a highly formalized and structured approach will be the right one: in others, the path might be more informal. The role and range of activities will vary according to resources or circumstances.

    Seitbek Jumaliyev, Chairman of the Kyrgyz National Memory of the World Committee

    [13 December 2002] Kyrgyzstan, Communication and Information

    Official Innauguration of the National Comittee of the Memory of the World Programme on UNESCO WebWorld site.
    Seitbek Jumaliyev, Head of the Archives Department in the Ministry of Education and Culture was appointed Chairman of the Committee with Kanatbek Imankulov from the Kyrgyz National Commission for UNESCO as its Secretary.

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