MOWCAP is the UNESCO Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia Pacific. Its area extends from Mongolia in the north, to New Zealand in the South, Kazakhstan to the West and the Pacific islands to the east, covering 43 countries in total. 15 of these have national committees of their own established under the auspices of their UNESCO National Commission; some have established National MOW Registers. MOWCAP works to promote and extend the MOW programme within the region: for example it has established the Asia Pacific MOW register, it provides advice and training, it encourages the establishment of new national committees and it encourages countries to prepare nominations for the International MOW Register which currently predominantly reflects the European heritage. Several successful projects have already been completed.