The World Heritage Centre, established in 1992, is the Secretariat to the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. It is based in Paris at UNESCO Headquarters.
With respect to DRR, the World Heritage Centre's goal is to strengthen the resilience of World Heritage properties through policy development, capacity building, awareness raising and actual interventions on the ground.
At the same time, the World Heritage Centre aims to foster and promote the positive contribution of a well protected World Heritage to disaster risk reduction in general.
A Strategy for Reducing Disaster Risks at World Heritage properties was adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 2007