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Managing disaster risks for World Heritage

Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2010
  • This Resource Manual, prepared as part of the new World Heritage Resource Manual Series, aims to raise the awareness of World Heritage managers and administrators of the real extent of risks associated with disasters. It provides them with a sound methodology for identifying, assessing and then reducing these risks, with a view to preserving their heritage and ensuring that it contributes - to its full potential - to the sustainable development of their communities. The manual is divided into 8 sections, the first 7 ask and answer important questions which allow the user to get started with implementing Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategies, the final section focuses on assessing the results of a successful DRM plan.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Mitigation, Monitoring, Risk management, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge
  • Main target audience: Community leaders, Conservation experts, Local communities, Local governments, Tourism industry
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Capacity-building, Guidance, Impact evaluation
  • Type of resource: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Glossary, Manual, Methodology
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Published in 2015