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 Photo by UNISDR Traditional dancers performing at the opening of the 13th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (November 3-6) which took place in the historic centre of Arequipa, Peru.

Mayors call for protection of heritage sites from disasters

12 Nov 2015, UNISDR

Mayors from the 250-member strong Organization of World Heritage Cities have called for member cities to include protection of cultural heritage in disaster risk management plans as set out in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The call comes as concern is growing about the damage being inflicted on UNESCO World Heritage sites by man-made and natural hazards...

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