The DRR glossary

The disaster risk reduction (DRR) glossary

Get to know the key terms of disaster risk reduction and hazards that might cause disasters. Inform your DRR strategy.

A common vocabulary promotes a common understanding and application of disaster risk reduction concepts and supports the development and updating of national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction.

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Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction
The UNDRR Terminology aims to promote a common understanding and usage of disaster risk reduction concepts and to assist the disaster risk reduction efforts of authorities, practitioners and the public. Look up terms from the official UNDRR terminology on disaster risk reduction in English, or download the terminology in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Further resources

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A global blueprint aiming to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health, while also enhancing resilience and promoting sustainable development.

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