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  • POLITICAL--Could have withdrawal of funding from major donors for example: the United States — the country that provides the most financial support to UNESCO, contributing around $60 millionannually in dues — has stated that it is withholding all funding from the organization in light of UNESCO allowing member statestatus for Palestine. Source: http://ceep.indiana.edu/projects/PDF/SP_UNESCO.pdf
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    • 1. UNESCOMemory of the World (MOW)
    • 2. “Silver Bible”, 6th century, Northern ItalySource: www.unesco.org
    • 3. Prague collection -- philosophical studies -- 17th century – Czechia Source: www.unesco.org
    • 4. National Archives -- South AfricaArrest warrant for Nelson Mandela Source: www.unesco.org
    • 5. Danish National Archives Act of Sovereignty 1665 Source: www.unesco.org
    • 6. Portrait -- Johannes Brahms by K. Rona, 1896 Manuscript - op. 102 Source: www.unesco.org
    • 7. Human Rights Documentary Heritage 1980 -- Democratic Uprising against Military Regime – Gwangju, Republic of Korea Source: www.unesco.org
    • 8. Launch of the MOWProgramme in 1992
    • 9. MOW Vision• Heritage belongs to all• Preserved and protected for all• Permanently accessible to all
    • 10. Programme Objectives• Facilitate preservation• Assist universal access to documentary heritage• Increase awareness worldwide Canada - Hudson’s Bay Company Archival records, Cartographic Records Source: www.unesco.org
    • 11. Programme Structure• International Advisory Committee (IAC)o Secretariat• Regional MOW Committees• National MOW Committees
    • 12. International Advisory Committee (IAC)• Appointed by D-G UNESCO• Key body responsible for Programme implementation• Determines fund allocation• Secretariat
    • 13. Regional Committees• Subsidiary of IAC• Unite people from different countries to achieve Programme objectives• Maintain Regional Register• Encourage cooperation / training• Fostering of national committees
    • 14. National Committees• Autonomous entities• Maintain National Register• 59 countries with National MOW Committees
    • 15. MOW Register• Most publicly visible aspects of the Programme• Nominating for the MOW Register
    • 16. Importance – Technical• Helps development of stable technologies to preserve vulnerability• Improves accessibility and use of documentary heritage• Pilot projects -- contemporary technology to reproduce original documentary heritage on other media• Technical committee serves as starting-point for advice / networking
    • 17. Importance – Social• Solicits accountability from governments• Encourages cooperation and training• Global outlook – group effort• Mechanism for advocacy / campaigning• Provides education / promotion via products
    • 18. Importance – Cultural• Universal access• Supports the meaning of “world significance”• Encourages cross-country linkages of collections and undertakes special projects• Balances traditional knowledge with modern methods
    • 19. Importance – Economic• Digital information has economic value as a source of knowledge• Promotes resource-sharing and optimal use of resources• Collective fundraising• Produces products that further its objectives -- books, pamphlets, CDs for profit
    • 20. Our Opinion – Pros MOW• Provides permanent knowledge• Fosters partnerships -- special projects• Facilitates meeting of experts, sharing expertise, networking• Provides formal selection process for Register• Preservation of world heritage strengthens the information profession
    • 21. Our Opinion – Cons MOW• Programme under large UNESCO umbrella -- administrative “red tape”• Could get political• Ensure less wealthy nations have access to Programme• Training in all languages not always available
    • 22. Conclusion• Creates foundational piece for future generations• Captures many formats of human heritage• MOW – mechanism to record methodologies, expertise, training, etc. For preservation action• Encourages political will for global development of documentary heritage
    • 23. Final Thought...“MOW PROGRAMME IS NEEDED TOPREVENT COLLECTIVE AMNESIA ABOUTOUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE”Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AVoZq8dHJA