UNESCO’s International Advisory Committee decided during a meeting in Manchester, Britain on Tuesday to recommend that UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova include the Joseon Dynasty document, titled ‘Ilseongrok’ and records on the May 18th uprising in the Memory of the World Register.
The May 18th uprising records include around 42-hundred photographs, court records and videos that document the pro-democracy movement.
Ilseongrok is made up of two-thousand-329 books that chronicle the daily lives of kings during the last 151 years of the Joseon Dynasty.
With the addition of the two new documents, South Korea will now hold nine records in the register.
UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register is a list of library and archive collections of global significance. It was established in 1992 to preserve and promote pieces of documentary heritage that are of universal value.