Tuol Sleng gets UNESCO award for preservation of historical archives

Publication date 06 September 2020 | 21:35 | ICT

UNESCO granted the Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum with the Jikji Memory of the World award on Friday for its preservation of historical documents and photo archives.



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