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International Recovery Platform

Promoting Disaster Resilient Cultural Heritage

This note highlights a number of recommendations that can help policymakers and practitioners further develop disaster risk management practices for more resilient cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of natural disasters, and climate change is adding to the urgency of addressing this challenge. Countries around the world are employing a variety of measures to safeguard cultural heritage against disaster risks, drawing on relevant conventions, policy frameworks, and guidance. To protect lives, livelihoods, and cultural heritage, it is important to strengthen the resilience of assets at risk and make disaster resilience an intrinsic part of cultural heritage management.

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