Call for New Zealand UNESCO Memory of the World Register nominations

One of the Māori Land Court minute books, 1862-1900, a UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand inscription.

What documentary heritage would you like see acknowledged on the New Zealand UNESCO Memory of the World register? The UNESCO Memory of the World Aotearoa New Zealand Trust is calling for nominations by 31 August 2019.

This year Aotearoa New Zealand will acknowledge 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans. 2019 is the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, an observance that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of indigenous languages across the world. And it is the United Nations International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements to highlight its first publication in 1869.

Each of these offers themes around which nominations could be made, however, themed nominations are not mandatory.

Read more on the Trust website or email enquiries@unescomow.org.nz.