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Disaster risk reduction 1994-2004

Source(s):  United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

This set of 3 CD-ROMs was presented on the occasion of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, 18-22 January 2005, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. It presents guidelines, tools, articles and case studies to promote and support the application of disaster risk reduction.

CD-1 focuses on the review of the implementation of the Yokohama strategy and Plan of Action for a safer World, 1994-2004. It contains key documents illustrating the Yokohama review process, as well as those of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 2004), the establishment of the International strategy for Disaster Reduction (2000), the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction Forum (1999) and the first World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Yokohama, Japan, 1994). This section also contains comprehensive country information of 115 countries, including institutional contact information, national platforms and committees, disaster and hazard profiles, regional national reports submitted as part of the preparatory process for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, maps and disaster statistics covering the period 1994-2003.

CD-2 contains a selection of literature on disaster risk reduction, presented according to the following thematic areas: governance (political commitment, legislation, poverty eradication, community action, sustainable development, Least Developed Countries, small Island Developing states, finance), and disaster preparedness and emergency management.

CD-3 contains a selection of literature on disaster risk reduction on the following topics: knowledge management (education, training, research, public awareness), risk identification (risk identification and assessment, forecasting, hazards), risk management (risk management applications, gender and disaster reduction, health, water).

To obtain the full set of CD-ROMs or a copy of a specific document included in this set, please contact isdr@un.org



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