- Policies and plans
Islamic Republic of Iran: National Disaster Management Strategy
The National Disaster Management Strategy specifies orientations, principles, criteria and methods for disaster prediction, prevention and risk reduction as well as preparedness, response, reconstruction and rehabilitation by all related institutions and determines the procedures for public participation, in accordance with the general policies communicated by the Supreme Leader and the national development plans.
The new law on the national disaster management was approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly on July 29, 2019 which was notified to all executive entities of the country by Dr. Rouhani, then honorable President, under the letter No. 68739 dated August 26, 2019. Pursuant to the communication of this law, Mr. Ismail Najar, the honorable secretary of the Supreme Council of Disaster Management and the director of the National Disaster Management Organization devolved responsibilities for drafting all bills, executive bylaws and decrees of this law to the Natural Disaster Research Institute (NDRI) under the letter No. 124089 dated September 16, 2019. As per this directive, drafting 23 documents including the National Disaster Management Strategy, plans for national risk reduction, preparedness and response, reconstruction and rehabilitation as well as instructions and bylaws required and stipulated in the law were put on the agenda of the NDRI.