UNESCO held the 2nd Memory of the World (MoW) Global Policy Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for Sustainable Preservation of Documentary Heritage organized as a hybrid event. The Forum took place from 21 - 22 September 2021, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France and incorporated physical and virtual participation.
The Forum was part of the UNESCO MoW’s effort to provide a strategic support to policymakers, memory institutions, and other stakeholders seeking to implement the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form. It aimed to build a momentum towards creating a global policy framework for disaster risk reduction and management to achieve sustainable preservation of documentary heritage.
Natasa Milic-Frayling, Intact Digital Founder and CEO, is a member of the UNESCO Preservation Sub-Committee and Chair of the UNESCO PERSIST Working group for Technology and Research. In her contribution to the Forum, she discusses the policy gaps that have been highlighted during the UNESCO Policy Dialogue on Digital Preservation of analogue and born digital documentary heritage.