Iberarchivos-Apoyo al Desarollo de Archivos Iberoamericanos (ADAI) Program, of which the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) is a member, has received the UNESCO's 2016 Jikji Award. This recognition is awarded every two years to individuals or institutions that have contributed significantly to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage.
Besides the prestige and recognition to the work done by Iberarchivos in its 18 years of existence, the award provides a monetary price of $30,000. This prize is a grant of the government of the Republic of Korea, and governed by the municipal council of the city of Cheongju.
The award was established in 2004 to commemorate the inscription in the Register of the Memory of the Buljo jikji simche yojeol, the oldest book of the world printed with movable metal type World. The Jikji contains the essentials of Zen Buddhism compiled by the priest Baegun towards the end of the reign of the Goryeo Dynasty. The work was printed in two volumes: the first is now gone, and the second is in the National Library of France.
The award will be presented on September 1, 2016, in South Korea under the Korea International Festival Jikji, which includes exhibitions, lectures and visits to the city.