Disaster Risk Reduction
Key Initiative 3.3:
Safeguarding documentary cultural heritage through Disaster Risk Reduction
We will continue developing the Risk Register with members and partners, including Blue Shield (ICBS) and UNESCO, to document library collections at risk or potential risk from natural and man-made crises, conflict or disaster.
In support of this we will build on synergies with the Blue Shield, UNESCO and possible external funders to benefit libraries in areas at risk from, or affected by, natural or man-made disasters.
We will actively raise awareness within our members and partners about risk mitigation and disaster planning for documentary cultural heritage, particularly through advocating for the importance of incorporating Target 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage of the United Nations' Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into national legislation and Development Plans.
- Culture and the SDGs - Culture Summit 2017 (12 May 2017)
- Libraries safeguarding cultural heritage (10 May 2017)
- UNESCO announces Athens as World Book Capital 2018 (14 September 2016)
- Just launched: IFLA Risk Register for documentary heritage (August 2015)
Last update: 17 August 2017