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
23 Jul 2014, UNISDR ONEA-GETI; UNISDR AP
Armenia’s Minister of Emergency Situations said the implementation of the HFA over the last decade, provided a good starting point for the upcoming World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015, and that Armenia 'is optimistic that a very useful new framework to help countries further reduce their disaster risk would be developed'...
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.