This document is the output of the World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, held in Yokohama, Japan, from 23 May to 27 May 1994. It provides guidelines for natural disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation.
Part I describes the principles on which a disaster reduction strategy should be based. Part II is a plan of action agreed upon by all member states of the United Nations. Part III gives some guidelines concerning the follow-up of action.