I feel that I am a little late sharing this exciting news, but better late than never. UNESCO has adopted the Universal Declaration on Archives (UDA). According to UNESCO, this once-in-a-lifetime acknowledgment-
“…is an important step in improving understanding and awareness of archives among the general public and key decision-makers. It is a powerful, succinct statement of the relevance of archives in modern society.”
Basically, the declaration states that, yes, archives are important!
For more information and to sign the register supporting this declaration, please go to the UDA Homepage.