His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Presidential Court, has articulated the profound significance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) serving as the host nation for the forthcoming International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress Abu Dhabi 2023, scheduled to convene from October 9 to October 13. He emphasized that this event underscores the UAE’s pivotal role in the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage in a methodical and reliable manner, with the aim of bestowing invaluable treasures upon future generations.
Sheikh Mansour underscored the Congress’s central role as a global platform uniting leaders in the field of archiving. It serves as a crucible for the exchange of innovative ideas, groundbreaking research, and forward-thinking perspectives. The event provides an invaluable forum for specialists to engage in constructive dialogues on a spectrum of topics.
The Congress is poised to function as a global epicenter, drawing thousands of archivists from around the world to address common challenges. Collectively, they endeavor to cultivate novel concepts that contribute to the advancement of knowledge-based societies. Furthermore, they aim to tackle the challenges confronting the archives and records management community, strategizing ways to surmount them effectively.
Sheikh Mansour emphasized that this gathering of global experts and the sharing of knowledge and experience will inevitably catalyze innovations and creative ideas in the field of document preservation and knowledge sources. Additionally, it will explore new avenues for applying these methodologies to promote scientific, economic, and political development.
His Highness urged all stakeholders to capitalize on the opportunities presented by this global event hosted in the UAE. It offers specialists and professionals in archiving and documentation a unique chance to acquire knowledge and expertise that will enhance their capabilities. This, in turn, empowers them to make substantial contributions in their respective fields and plays a pivotal role in paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.
Sheikh Mansour commended the organizing committee of the Congress and its partners for their commendable efforts in showcasing the UAE’s global standing across various domains. He hailed the leadership’s developmental ambitions and the aspirations of its people, firmly positioning the UAE on the world stage.