The words of Indigenous Peoples recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO
Docip is happy to share with you that on October 30th UNESCO recognized 33 years of “Statements made by Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations 1982 to 2015” as a key element of World Heritage. (More information on the collection).
With the aim of sharing the good news with public opinion, as well as with our close partners, we would like to invite you to a press conference, followed by a celebration cocktail. The conference will take place next Tuesday, November 14 at the Club Suisse de la Presse, at « La Pastorale » Route de Ferney 106, 1202 Geneva.
With the inclusion of Docip’s Collection in the Memory of the World International Register, UNESCO recognizes the priceless value of those documents created by indigenous people around the globe on behalf of their communities. They contain juridical, historical, and cultural arguments and claims on a variety of topics addressed by the UN which are important for the development of international law, the advancement of indigenous people's rights at a national level, and the inspiration of younger generations.
The Memory of the World Register now includes a total of 427 documents and collections, coming from all continents, including eight collections located in Switzerland: the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Collections, the Montreux Jazz Festival Legacy, the Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, the ICRC Archives of the International Prisoners of War Agency, the League of Nations Archives and the Records of the Smallpox Eradication Programme of the World Health Organization, and joined now by the collections of the Library at the University of St Gallen and at Docip.