International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean   

Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction
Functions and responsibilities - Membership


Chair (ex officio) Mr. Jan Egeland
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

Secretary (ex officio) Mr. Sálvano Briceño
Director, ISDR secretariat

UN Agencies, Organizations and Programmes

  Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome, Italy
  International Telecomunications Union (ITU)
  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Geneva, Switzerland
  United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland
  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya
  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France
  United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Nairobi, Kenya
  World Food Programme (WFP), Geneva, Switzerland
  World Health Organisation (WHO)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland


The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA

  United Nations University, Tokyo
  United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)


Regional Entities

  African Union (AU, former OAU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Pathumthani, Thailand


Asian Disaster Reduction Center, (ADRC), Kobe, Japan

  Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Interstate Council (Represented by EMERCOM, Moscow, Russia)

Council of Europe (COE)

  European Commission Directorate General - Joint Research Centre (EC/ DG-JRC), Italy
  Ibero-American Association of Civil Defence and Civil Protection
  Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C., USA,
  New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Secretariat, Johannesburg, South Africa
  South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Suva, Fiji


Civil Society Organizations

  Drought Monitoring Centre (DMC), Nairobi, Kenya
  Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Freiburg, Germany
  International Council for Science (ICSU), Paris, France
  International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), Geneva, Switzerland

Munich Re., Munich, Germany

  CRED, University of Louvain, Belgium

For information on individual members representing the agencies, please contact the secretariat.