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Fiji's Nomination to MOW a Success

“FIJI’S NOMINATION TO UNESCO’s MEMORY OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL REGISTER A SUCCESS”

The National Archives of Fiji had a very special reason to celebrate the International Archives Day on Thursday 9th June, 2011.

The Department’s nomination to the renowned UNESCO program was successfully chosen as one of the 43 nominations out of the 82 nominations from around the world to be inscribed into the International Register of the Memory of the World.

The Department in June last year had nominated the “Documentary Heritage of the Indian Indentured Labourers” to the UNESCO program which is focused on preserving the “memories” of the world that are fading because of natural disasters, war , theft and negligence.

The main aims of this program are to preserve the world’s documentary heritage, promote universal access and raise global awareness of the significance of such documentary heritage.

Fiji‘s nomination was jointly submitted with the nominations of the National Archives of Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana who also hold similar archival records of the Indian Indenture labourers during colonial rule with Fiji as the principal nominator of the records.

Fiji’s nomination is the first from the South Pacific apart from Australia & New Zealand to be successfully inscribed into the MOW International Register.

This nomination was registered on the Regional Register which is looked after by the Memory of the World Committee on Asia & Pacific (MOWCAP) and the National Register that is administered by the Fiji Memory of the World Committee.




Quick Links

Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives: www.parbica.org
Government of Fiji Website: www.fiji.gov.fj
International Council on Archives: www.ica.org
Fiji Memory of the World website: www.fijimemory.org.fj
ITC Services website: www.itc.gov.fj
eGovernment Services Online: www.egov.gov.fj
National Archives Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NationalArchivesOfFiji

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National Archives of Fiji
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Tel: 3304144
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