Relevant Frameworks

The frameworks detailed here all deal with heritage protection and include the many ways heritage protection – whether during conflict or natural disaster – is relevant.

2030 Agenda for International Development / Sustainable Development Goals
With an increased focus on the need to ensure sustainable development via 17 goals and 169 targets, cultural heritage can contribute to goals 4, 8, 11 and 12. To view the Sustainable Development Goals, click here, and to see the excerpts that relate to cultural heritage, or which cultural heritage can contribute to, click here.

UK Priority Issues for spending UK Official Development Assistance (ODA)
According to HM Treasury and the Department for International Development report (2015) ‘U​K aid: tackling global challenges in the national interest’​, the UK government has committed itself to addressing 4 priority issues for its spending of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) to which cultural heritage can contribute, in addition to a number of other objectives.  Read more here.

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting April 10-11, 2016 Hiroshima, Japan
Joint Communiqué.”We are determined to employ coordinated efforts and action to tackle global challenges including terrorism and violent extremism, political instability as well as new types of security threats or non-traditional threats.” Read their full statement, including a section on cultural heritage here.

UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030
The full framework is available online here, or for download here: Sendai framework for disaster reduction pdf
Relevant excerpts of how the framework relates to cultural heritage are available here.

FARO Convention (Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society)
A Council of Europe Convention which provides a framework of reference for heritage policies, particularly in the context of rights and responsibilities in this area and the positive benefits which can be drawn from the use of the heritage as cultural capital. More details here.

The European Flood Directive and UK implementation
This legislation deals with flood risk mapping to and flood impact mapping. All parts of the United Kingdom have implemented this legislation. Read more…

Risk Management: Other Standards
There are a number of national and international standards and national guidance relating to aspects of protection, risk management, crisis management, business continuity, resilience, climate change adaptation and hazard mitigation. A brief summary can be found here…