Policies and Programmes in DRR
The Habitat Agenda (Istanbul 1996), which details its mandate, calls upon the agency to assist member states in disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness, and post-disaster rehabilitation capabilities in human settlements.
In 2007, a Strategic Policy on Human Settlements in Crisis was adopted starting from UN-HABITAT’s Sustainable Relief and Reconstruction Framework which includes the Hyogo Framework for Action and aims at:
- Reducing the vulnerabilities of human settlements and strengthen their capacities for managing disasters at all levels;
- Responding to immediate needs in the aftermath of crises that are linked to Agency mandated interventions supporting sustainable human settlements.
UN-Habitat, Myanmar has following ongoing partnership programme (s) with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Myanmar Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme with Relief and Resettlement Department, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
Coastal and Urban Settlements Support Programme with Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Border Affairs.
Myanmar Programme for Safer Settlements and Urban Research (MPSSUR) with Department of Human Settlements and Housing Development, Ministry of Construction.