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The Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) observes that "disaster risk reduction is a cross-cutting issue in the context of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration."

Total number of documents: 61

Trends in sustainable development: Small Island Developing States
Source(s): UN DESA
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 46 p.

This report reviews the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the the Mauritius Strategy (MSI). It highlights key developments and recent tre...


UNDP Nepal annual report 2009
Source(s): UNDP Nepal
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 70 p.

This report reviews the main achievements of UNDP Nepal’s projects in 2009 in : (i) peace-building; (ii) transitional democratic governance; (iii) livelihoods; (iv) rural energy; (v) the environment...


Urban challenges: scoping the state of the Commonwealth's cities
Source(s): Commonwealth Sec
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 79 p.

This report explores the need for an action research programme on the state of the Commonwealth's cities. It asserts that governance, inclusion and practical policies are vitally important in tackling...


Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction: summary and recommendations (2009)
Source(s): UNDRR
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 20 p.

Risk and poverty in a changing climate: This summary presents the key findings and recommendations of the Report, which identifies disaster risk, analyses its causes, shows that these causes can be...


Integrating disaster risk reduction into the CCA and UNDAF: a guide for UN country teams
Source(s): UNDG
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 80 p.

The guidance lays out a step-by-step approach to assist UN country teams in integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the preparation, formulation and monitoring and evaluation of country analyses ...


Investing in a safer future: a disaster risk reduction policy for the Australian aid program
Source(s): AusAid, Australia - gov
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 34 p.

This policy provides the framework for the full integration of disaster risk reduction into Australia’s aid program. The policy supports the significant efforts of partner governments, UN agencies, ...


The Millennium Development Goals report 2009
Source(s): UN DESA
Publisher(s): UN
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 56 p.

This annual report presents the most comprehensive global assessment of progress to date, based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the UN system. The ...


Disaster proofing the millennium development goals: minimise disasters, maximise development
Source(s): ADPC; EndPoverty 2015
Publisher(s): UN
Publication date: 2007
Number of pages: 8 p.

This brochure is a joint paper of the United Nations Millennium Campaign in Asia and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) advocating for the commitment of the Asian Countries in progressing t...


Reducing the risk of disasters - helping to achieve sustainable poverty reduction in a vulnerable world: a DFID policy paper
Source(s): DFID, United Kingdom - gov
Publisher(s): ODI
Publication date: 2006
Number of pages: 30 p.

This paper summarises DFID’s policy on disaster risk reduction as it applies to natural and technological disasters. 2004 and 2005 saw some of the worst disasters in living memory: from the Asian Ts...


Disaster risk reduction: a development concern, a scoping study on links between disaster risk reduction, poverty and development
Source(s): DFID, United Kingdom - gov; DEV
Publication date: 2004
Number of pages: 74 p.

This Study is part of DFID’s strategic effort to assess the significance of disaster risk in its development work. It aims to explore evidence on linkages between poverty alleviation, developmen...


Reducing disaster risk: a challenge for development
Source(s): BCPR-UNDP
Publication date: 2004
Number of pages: 146 p.

This report shows that billions of people in more than 100 countries are periodically exposed to at least one event of earthquake, tropical cyclone, flood or drought. It introduces a pioneering Disast...


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