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Switzerland, Austria: Managing avalanche risks wins UNESCO status

29 Nov 2018, SLF, Switzerland - gov

Switzerland and Austria have been awarded coveted UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status for their management of avalanche risks. The award celebrates well-known traditions, art forms and practices. Switzerland’s management approach in particular is unique because of its long history, which dates back centuries, and its level of sophistication.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405

Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.