Wednesday, 25 December 2013 12:13

Certificate of a World Documentary Heritage preserved in National Library

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ganjuur_sutraOne of Mongolia`s unique works, the Ganjuur sutra, in which each page is sophisticatedly written with nine precious stones, was inscribed to the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage last July.

Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO officially handed the certificate of inscription for the Ganjuur sutra to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia during the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, held between 5th and 20th November in Paris, France.

On December 13th, 2013 the inscription certificate of the unique Ganjuur sutra was officially delivered for preservation to the Rare and Valuable Books Museum of the National Library of Mongolia.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Mongolia Oyungerel Ts., the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongolia Bold L. and other officials.

An exhibition was also held to showcase Mongolia`s cultural heritage of Mongolian calligraphy and Mongol ger traditional craftsmanship which have recently been inscribed to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

At the 11th Meeting of the International Advisory Committee for the Memory of the World Programme, organized in Gwangju Metropolitan City Korea, between 18th and 21st June 2013, the heritage items that were submitted by member countries were discussed. 54 unique elements were added to UNESCO`s Memory of the World Register. It was a historical moment for Mongolia as the Ganjuur sutra was included in those 54 new entries to the Memory of the World Register.