International Workshop on the Memory of the World Review
The International Workshop on the Memory of the World Review will take place from 1st to 4 March 2017 at the Berlin State Library, in Berlin. Jointly organized by the German Commission for UNESCO and the Memory of the World Secretariat, this meeting is an important part of the MoW review process with a view to develop a common understanding of the issues at stake and to contribute to a consensus building.
In particular, the objective of the workshop is to discuss and achieve consensus on the expressed views and direction for the improvement and strengthening of the Memory of the World Programme, as well as to formulate specific recommendations to the Member States how to overcome the current challenges and achieve the full potential of the Programme; how to maximize the roles, functions, and management of the Programme.
The MoW comprehensive review is undertaken as a result of the decision of the International Advisory Committee in October 2015 and is seeking to explore means for further improvement of the Programme by improving transparency and dialogue. The Review was welcomed by the UNESCO Executive Board at its meeting in April 2016 (199 EX/29)
The MoW Review is conducted on a global scale and whatever recommendations are formulated and proposed by the IAC and the two working groups will take effect after the approval by the 201st session of the Executive Board of UNESCO and the 39th session of the General Conference in October 2017.