Welcome to the UNESCO Archives database Access to Memory (AtoM).

At present, the holdings of the UNESCO Archives are described on a general level, with more detailed information being added continuously. The descriptions give a general overview of the records that are preserved in the UNESCO Archives and how they are organized.

For practical reasons, the archives are organized in 16 Archive Groups. To access the list of Archive Groups and their descriptions, please click here. For the moment, we recommend that you navigate through the catalogue by using this list. Searching by keyword will give results that are not necessarily sorted by pertinence.

Please visit the UNESCO Archives Website to learn more about our institution. If you have some information that you think we should add to our descriptions of the actors, please contact us at archives@unesco.org.

We began as beta users of the ICA-AtoM software. See the About page to learn more about the ICA-AtoM project and UNESCO's involvement. ICA-AtoM is a fully web-based archival description application that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards. AtoM is an acronymn for Access to Memory. See the online documentation to learn more about using ICA-AtoM software.