This Forum aims to build the momentum towards articulating a global policy framework for disaster risk reduction and management as a means to sustainable preservation of documentary heritage.The Forum is part of the MoW Secretariat’s strategic support to policy makers, memory institutions, and other stakeholders seeking to implement the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form.

More information and the draft programme are available on the Memory of the World website.

An IFLA representative will participate as a panelist in a session on  “Disaster risk reduction as a strategy for interdisciplinary preservation approaches towards documentary heritage”. In addition, we will be present to share information on the IFLA Register for Documentary Heritage at Risk with participants.