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ICA Section of International Organisations (SIO) 2023 Conference

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Attendees of the 2023 ICA Section of International Organisations (SIO) Conference.

From May 15-17, 2023, the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomed archivists, records managers, and information professionals from around the world for the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Council of Archives’ (ICA) Section of International Organisations (SIO).

SIO Conference tour of the Library of Congress
Conference attendees enjoyed a tour of the Library of Congress.
Conference attendees enjoyed a wide-ranging program of presentations and round tables on issues and initiatives relevant to the archives of international organizations. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations presented on topics such as support for Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, e-signature preservation, and evacuation of records in challenging security circumstances. As a co-host organization, the WBG Archives staff was given the opportunity to report on a number of its recent activities and accomplishments, such as records management implementation in SharePoint, increasing access to archival holdings, designing and implementing our Records Management Roadmap, and more. Dr. Claude Roberto, President of the ICA Expert Group on Advocacy, led a workshop on the final day of the conference focusing on strategies for archival advocacy within the context of international organizations. Attendees were also treated to a field trip to the US Library of Congress.

The SIO Annual Meeting is a valuable opportunity for information professionals from international organizations to engage, share their experiences, and inspire one another. All international organizations are more effective when strong archives and records management programs are working from within. The World Bank Group was honored to host so many professionals who are leaders in this field.