Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional
strengthening (HFA 1)
In response to the decision of the UN Secretary-General’s Policy Committee to further mainstream disaster risk reduction and the Hyogo Framework for Action into UN system policies and practices, the UNDG and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) set up a joint task team in 2008. The task-team was co-chaired by the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme. The key output of the task-team is the guidance note for UN Country Teams referred to above.
The drafting process was led by UNEP and UNDP. The document benefited greatly from inputs and guidance from the following agencies: FAO, ILO, ITU, OCHA, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNIFEM, UNISDR, WFP, WHO and WMO.