Architecture Archives

"Archives record decisions, actions and memories. Archives are a unique and irreplaceable heritage passed from one generation to another. Archives are managed from creation to preserve their value and meaning. They are authoritative sources of information underpinning accountable and transparent administrative actions. They play an essential role in the development of societies by safeguarding and contributing to individual and community memory. Open access to archives enriches our knowledge of human society, promotes democracy, protects citizens' rights and enhances the quality of life. "

Universal Declaration on Archives adopted by the 36th session of the General Conference of UNESCO
and the International Council on Archives


Read the full text of the Universal Declaration on Archives (English and Arabic)
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