Memory of the WorldProgramme
Memory of the World Register
UNESCO`sMemory of the WorldProgramme is an international initiative launched to safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity against collective amnesia, neglect, the ravages of time and climatic conditions, and willful and deliberate destruction. UNESCO established it in 1992.
The Memory of the World Register - in some ways the most publicly visible aspect of the Programme - was founded in 1995. 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.
As for the Memory of the World National Committee of Mongolia, it was set up in November 18, 2010 by the order NO 508 of Minister of Culture and Education. The committee consists of 8 people including Chairman, Secretary and other 6 members. All 8 persons are members due to official positions they hold. Currently, being the director of National Library Mongolia, Mrs. Ichinkhorloo is a chairwoman of the committee.
National Library of Mongolia has been working together with UNESCO fruitfully for many years and so far 4 documentary heritages which kept at the Library are included in Memory of the World Register.