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Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer will on Thursday, June 27 unveil two plaques commemorating historical collections held by the Jamaica Archives which have been deemed of world significance and outstanding value by UNESCO.

The collections have been incorporated in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

The unveiling ceremony, a collaborative effort of the Office of the Prime Minister and UNESCO will be held at The Jamaica Archives, Emancipation Square in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.

“The unveiling of these UNESCO plagues represent a very proud moment for Jamaica and the Jamaica Archives and Records Department which is charged with ensuring the nation’s historical records are well preserved for current and future use. The collections –the Protector of Immigrants, the Registry of Slavery and the Silver Men of the Panama Canal, are very unique and of the highest standards which is why they have been recognized internationally,” Minister Falconer said.

The UNESCO Memory of the World International Register is a global listing of historical heritage recommended by the International Advisory Committee. The main aim of Register is to safeguard, protect and facilitate access to and the use of documentary heritage that is rare and endangered.

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