This document focuses on the joint United Nations-European Union support to countries recovering from natural disasters or conflict, which aims to rebuild not only lives and livelihoods, but also people’s hopes and aspirations for a better future. It offers a guide to lessons learnt along the way, and illustrates some of the results of this partnership, such as: reconstructing infrastructure; and building resilient societies, including learning from the past, strengthened the resilience of communities and institutions to withstand future shocks without reverting to crises. It also uses the 'Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters' as one of the key legislation and documents guiding the partnership in post-crisis recovery.
The document is intended for UN and Commission stakeholders including European decision-makers as well as the governments and societies supported by the partnership. It is the fourth annual report on the partnership between the United Nations and the European Commission, prepared by the UN team in Brussels.
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