Governments around the world have committed to take action to reduce disaster risk, and have adopted a guideline to reduce vulnerabilities to natural hazards, called the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA assists the efforts of nations and communities to become more resilient to, and cope better with the hazards that threaten their development gains.
A global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts with a ten-year plan, adoped in January 2005 by 168 governments at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction
The World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 18 to 22 January 2005. The Conference was organized to take stock of progress made on disaster risk reduction since the Yokohama Conference of 1994 and to plan for the next ten years.
The main outcome of the conference, the Hyogo Declaration and Hyogo Framework for Action, represent a strong commitment from the international community to address disaster reduction and to engage in a determined, results-based plan of action for the next decade: 2005-2015.
HFA progress reports assess national strategic priorities in the implementation of disaster risk reduction actions and establishes baselines on levels of progress achieved in implementing the HFA's five priorities for action.
The world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.
Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.