The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.
15 May 2013, UNISDR NY
'The beginnings of changing attitudes in the private sector now need to transform into a more systematic approach to disaster risk management in partnership with the public sector to make the world a safer place. This will be a major focus of next week's Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva,' said UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström. The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction was launched today by the Secretary-General...
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