International Human Rights Day 2022 

The Section on Archives and Human Rights (SAHR) of the International Council on Archives invites archivists, record keepers and professional archival associations to be a part of the observance of the United Nations' Human Rights Day celebrated every year on the 10th of December. It marks the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Declaration of the International Council on Archives on the reclassification of documents and limitations to their access 

The Universal Declaration on Archives produced by the International Council on Archives (ICA) and adopted by UNESCO on 30 November 2011 states that “Open access to archives enriches our knowledge of human society, promotes democracy, protects citizens’ rights and enhances the quality of life.” [...]

Active New Professionals 2023 have been selected! Congratulations!

We would like to thank all the ICA members that submitted applications for the last call of the New Professionals Programme. Our congratulations to the six Active New Professionals for 2023!

Comma 2021-1 is now published!

The ICA is delighted to announce that Comma Volume 2021, Issue 1 has now been published in digital format. 

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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, 2022

International Human Rights Day 2022 

The Section on Archives and Human Rights (SAHR) of the International Council on Archives invites archivists, record keepers and professional archival associations to be a part of the observance of the United Nations' Human Rights Day celebrated every year on the 10th of December. It marks the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

"ندوة "واقع الأرشيفات العربية لدى الدول الأجنبية

يعتزم الفرع الإقليمي العربي للمجلس الدولي للأرشيف (عربيكا) إقامة ندوة علمية بعنوان “واقع الأرشيفات العربية في الدول الأجنبية ” في الفترة من ٥-٦ مارس ٢٠٢٣م باستضافة كريمة من الهيئة العامة لدار الكتب والوثائق القومية في العاصمة المصرية القاهرة رغبة من الفرع في الوقوف على واقع...

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Active New Professionals 2023 have been selected! Congratulations!

We would like to thank all the ICA members that submitted applications for the last call of the New Professionals Programme. Our congratulations to the six Active New Professionals for 2023!

Congress

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Comma 2021-1 is now published!

The ICA is delighted to announce that Comma Volume 2021, Issue 1 has now been published in digital format. 

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Cultural Rights and Migration: Response to the call for contributions by the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights by the ICA SAHR

Cultural Rights and Migration – Response to the call for contributions by the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights by the Section on Archives and Human Rights of the International Council on Archives (ICA SAHR)

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

كونجرس المجلس الدولي للأرشيف 2023م – أبوظبي – الإمارات العربية المتحدة

أعلن المجلس الدولي للأرشيف عن فتح باب استقبال المشاراكات العلمية في مؤتمره القادم في أبو ظبي تحت عنوان “إثراء مجتمعات المعرفة” وذلك في الفترة مابين 9-13 أكتوبر 2023م

يمكن للباحثين والمختصين الاطلاع على التفاصيل والتسجيل عبر الرابط التالي...

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

ICA Congress Abu Dhabi - Call for Papers

The ICA Congress Abu Dhabi, Enriching Knowledge Societies, will be an opportunity for the global archive professionals to share innovative ideas and research outcomes, and for colleagues from allied sectors and professions to join the discussion at this important event. The 21st century information challenges do not simply belong to archives and records professionals, they belong to everyone.  

Let’s share ideas across professions and build networks to enrich our knowledge societies!   

Congress

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Upcoming Deadlines/Virtual Talks

It’s a busy time at ICA and we want to remind you of the upcoming deadlines for our ongoing calls and our last virtual talks of the year.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Resource of the month: ICA Study n°13-1: Authenticity of Electronic Records, a report by ICA to UNESCO

For this month resource of the month, we wanted to highlight a resource created by International Council on Archives Committee on Archival Legal Matters, now known as the Expert Group on Legal Matters, entitled Authenticity of Electronic Records: A Report Prepared for UNESCO.   

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

ICA President Message - ICA Abu Dhabi Congress 2023

"On behalf of the International Council on Archives (ICA), it is my pleasure to invite you to the ICA Abu Dhabi Congress. The event will take place in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) from 9 to 13 October 2023. Held every four years since our inaugural session in 1950, the ICA Congress is now globally recognised as the most important forum for professionals, institutions and industries engaged with archives, records and information management."

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SAHR Tuesday Talks – Raymond Frogner: The Unmarked Burial Sites of Indian Residential Schools in Canada

SAHR Tuesday Talks – Raymond Frogner: The Unmarked Burial Sites of Indian Residential Schools in Canada

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SAE Workshop: Climate Change and Archival Education

We invite all the SAE members to the next workshop of the series entitle Archival Pedagogies. All the information about this workshop scheduled for the second week of December is provided below | Register here  

ICA Annual Closure

Friday, December 23, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023

The ICA Secretariat wants to thank all ICA members and the extended archival community for your valuable contributions in a year of great achievements, key changes and promising initiatives. 

The Paris ICA offices will be closed from the 23 December 2022 to 3 January 2023 due to the holidays. 

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ICA Invites You to Make Donations to State Archival Service of Ukraine

At the beginning of this month, a charity account to support archival institutions in Ukraine amidst Russian aggression against Ukraine, was created. This is an initiative from the State Archival Service of Ukraine, and it is aiming to help preserve the documentary heritage of Ukraine. 

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