UNESCO delegates converge at Manchester conference

Manchester has been
chosen to host the next United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation (UNESCO) conference in 2011.

UNESCO will be looking to debate
which new articles will join its Memory of
the World
register, which lists important or historical documents
like the Magna Carta and the Anne Frank Diaries.

The International Advisory Committee
(IAC), which is responsible for advising UNESCO on additions to the list, will
bring delegates from 14 countries to the region.

MD of Visit Manchester, Paul
Simpson, says: “The IAC meeting is an international occasion. The
recommendations they make in Manchester will be reported across the world’s
media.”

In addition to deciding which new
documents will be added to the register, the IAC will also discuss wider
objectives of the Memory of the
World
including assisting the universal access to, and increasing the
worldwide awareness of, the world’s documentary
heritage.

The UNESCO conference takes place at
Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre from 23 – 25 May
2011.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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