Khmer Rouge-era documents and photographs in the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum have been registered as a Documentary Heritage by UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Yos Eang, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian National Commission for UNESCO, said this week that the registration would help raise awareness and ensure that the country’s recent history will not be forgotten. Started in 1992, the Memory of the World Programme aims to preserve and protect documentary heritage around the world.
In Brief: S-21 papers gain global recognition
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