Universal Declaration on Archives

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.

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About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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