Archives, Harmony and Friendship: Sustaining the Spirit of Seoul

ICA Congress 2016. After a stimulating week of workshops, posters, presentations and exhibitions, the ICA Congress in Seoul closed with the joint signing and release of a joint communique.

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Call for comments: Release of Records in Contexts by EGAD

The ICA Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) is pleased to announce the release for public comment the initial draft of the first part of a two-part standard for archival description named Records in Contexts (RiC). Announcement available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, German

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International Council on Archives

The ICA believes that effective records and archives management is an essential precondition for good governance, the rule of law, administrative transparency, the preservation of mankind's collective memory, and access to information by citizens.

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Invitation to Apply for participation to the New Professionals Programme 2017 is now open

From 5th December 2016 to 6th February 2017

To know more about the application process, follow this link


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The ICA Code of Ethics is available in Finnish

The ICA Code of Ethics, adopted by the ICA General Assembly in Beijing, China on 6th September 1996, is now translated in 24 languages!

Thanks to  the National Archives of Finland, the ICA Code of Ethics is now also available in...


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

October 2016 HRWG Newsletter

The Archives and Human Rights Group newsletter of October is now released!

Available languages : English, French


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 27th October 2016

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage has become a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions...

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Featured events

International Archives Day 2017

Join us and the world for the celebration of the International Archives Day on June 9 !

We invite you to celebrate the International Archives Day on the theme of the ALA-ICA Conference 2017 “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism” which will take place in Mexico from 27 to 29...

ALA-ICA annual Conference 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 09:30 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30

Mexico, 27-28-29 November 2017

The ALA-ICA annual Conference 2017 takes place in Mexico City, Mexico, under the title “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism”.

Governance meetings : 25-26 November 2017

Annual Conference : 27-29 November 2017


Universal Declaration on Archives 5th anniversary

Commemorate this milestone by sharing the Declaration and signing the online register.

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Archives Nationales Luxembourg - Fabrizio Maltese

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