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  • World Heritage Centre WHC
    7, Place de Fontenoy
    75007 Paris
    France

    Email: g.boccardi@unesco.org
    Website: http://whc.unesco.org

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World Heritage Centre (WHC)

UN & International Organization

http://whc.unesco.org

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.

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Mission

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.

Disaster Reduction Goal

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.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

A Strategy for Reducing Disaster Risks at World Heritage properties was adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 2007

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Resource Manual on Managing Disaster Risks

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Giovanni Boccardi

Websites

http://whc.unesco.org/en/disaster-risk-reduction/

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