World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017 observed globally
October 28, 2017

27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world on 27 October 2017 with the theme 'Discover, remember and share'.

On this day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages audiovisual archives around the globe to celebrate 27 October by showcasing their precious collections to promote the value of audiovisual heritage.

As per UNESCO, audiovisual documents like films, radio and television programmes are common heritage and contain the primary records of the history of the 20th and 21st centuries. In order to safeguard this audiovisual heritage, the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed every year.

About World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) is a commemoration of the adoption of the 'Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images' in 1980 by the 21st General Conference. 

The Day provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents.