Universal Declaration on Archives Celebrates its 5th Anniversary!

November 9, 2016

The International Council on Archives (ICA) invites all archivists, records managers and the general public, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Archives.  The Declaration, which was initiated by ICA and adopted in Paris by UNESCO on November 10, 2011, advocates the preservation and universal accessibility of the world’s documentary heritage, and is a call to action for governments, decision-makers, and the general public to engage in archival issues. Commemorate this milestone by sharing the Declaration on social media and with colleagues and by signing the online register.

“Signing the Register demonstrates support for archivists all over the world that work tirelessly to protect and preserve archives so that they are accessible for generations to come and acknowledges that caring for archives is the collective responsibility of citizens, decision-makers, holders of public or private archives, and archivists,” said ICA President David Fricker.

Download the document in your own language here.