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
20 Nov 2014, UNISDR
'Negotiations have progressed but we still have a lot of work ahead of us, we need to continue to work hard and with good will to come to an agreed post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction and to ensure an effective World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction,' said head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström...
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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.