The systematic process of using administrative directives, organizations, and operational skills and capacities to implement strategies, policies and improved coping capacities in order to lessen the adverse impacts of hazards and the possibility of disaster; aims to avoid, lessen or transfer the adverse effects of hazards through activities and measures for prevention, mitigation and preparedness
24 Oct 2014, UNISDR EUR
Commissioner Georgieva who will take over as European Commission Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources said that in a world facing many major crises and emergencies there is a clearly a need to invest more in resilience and risk reduction and 'to immunize economies and people’s lives against disasters'...
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Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.
Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.