UNESCO Global Policy Forum on Preservation of Documentary Heritage for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management


11 December 2018


Paris, France


IFLA will be represented by Maria Soledad, Director of the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Centre at Biblioteca nacional de Chile

The Forum will focus on disaster risk reduction and management as a key strategy for the sustainable preservation of documentary heritage by the concerned memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums, etc.).
The ultimate goal of this event is to encourage national governments and relevant organizations to develop a preventive strategy in response to natural disaster as a priority, increase their understanding of the essential importance of documentary heritage as a resource for humanity and strengthen existing multidisciplinary networks for disaster risk reduction. IFLA has been invited to speak about the IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation for the Forum. 

For the Draft Programme, please click here:


Forum, Cultural heritage, Preservation and Conservation, PAC, UNESCO, Disaster risk reduction, DRR, documentary heritage

Last update: 19 February 2020