UNESCO programme „Memory of the World”
Implementation of UNESCO Memory of the World programme in Latvia is one of the priorities of Latvian National Commission for UNESCO – the aim is to explore the most important documentary heritage in Latvia and to promote its protection, accessibility and identification in Latvia and worldwide.
Due to the interest and responsiveness of memory institutions in Latvia as well as determined work of Latvian National Committee for UNESCO Memory of the World programme the Latvian National Memory of the World Register was established in year 2009.
Latvian National Commission for UNESCO is grateful for everyone, who has given support and contribution to the implementation of UNESCO Memory of the World programme in Latvia.
There are two nominations that represent Latvia in the International Register of UNESCO Memory of the World programme:
1) Latvian nomination „Dainu skapis – Cabinet of Folksongs” - inscribed in 2001;
2) the Baltic States common nomination „The Baltic Way – Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom” - inscribed in 2009.
Latvian National Memory of the World Register was founded in 2009 and four nominations are inscribed:
Inscriptions on the Latvian National Register of the Memory of the World Programme in 2013
Extention of the nomination „In Siberia Written Letters on Birch Bark”
See booklet about nominations from Latvia in UNESCO Memory of the World programme.