The documentary collection “The First Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade”, whose nomination was submitted together with Serbia by Indonesia, India, Egypt and Algeria, has been entered into the UNESCO International Register “Memory of the World”, the Ministry of Culture of Serbia announced today.
“The nomination file, for which the Archive of Yugoslavia contributed, documents the First Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, which marked the active role of Third World countries in reducing world tensions, calling for an end to colonialism, imperialism and racism, as well as the promotion of peaceful coexistence and world peace”. says the statement.
In the press release, it is recalled that in the 60 years of its existence, the Movement has gathered 120 countries, and the collection consists of 76 text archives, 242 photographs, one audio archive and 15 films.
The “Memory of the World” program was launched by UNESCO in 1997 in order to preserve and promote the world’s cultural documentary heritage of universal value. The World Register of Cultural Documentary Heritage is the counterpart of the World Register of Immovable Cultural Monuments.
Together with the collection “The First Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade”, 63 documentary collections were entered in the International Register “Memory of the World”, and now the total number of collections in the register is 494, reports Sputnik.
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