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Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

ISDR Informs - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue 2, 2000

Global ISDR
United Nations Sasakawa Award 2000
Colombia: Reconstruction of the Coffee Belt
Second Meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction
2000 Public Information Campaign:
Disaster Reduction, Education, and Youth
Celebration of World Disaster Reduction Day
Disasters in the Region
After Mitch: What Has Happened With International Cooperation?
Ghosts of the Hurricane
The use of El Niño forecasting in Latin America and the Caribbean
Kids and Youth
A Communication Strategy to Build a Culture of Prevention
Strategic Communication for the Prevention and Mitigation of
Technological Hazards in the Region
Arancibia landslide-debris avalanche in Costa Rica:
A disaster announced twice
An Integrated Disaster Preparedness Model for Rural Population
Partners in Action
From Participation To Commitment
Activities of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) in Central America and the Caribbean
World Disaster Reduction Day Activities
Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)
The Importance of Institutional Linkages in Disaster Preparedness
Seminar On A Strategy For Community Disaster Reduction And
Risk Management In Human Settlements In Central America
Space Technology for Disaster Reduction
Reducing Urban Seismic Risk in Developing Countries-
The Radius Approach
A Tool for Earthquake Damage Estimation
Defensa Civil Rio Claro - SP (in portuguese)
A Defensa Civil de Sao Paulo (in portuguese)
CRID on Internet A Window for Information
Annual Retrospective: Natural Disasters 1999, The Munich Re Group
Improving Access to Health and Disaster Information in Honduras
and Nicaragua
New publications from PAHO/WHO
Hurricane Mitch: A Glance at Some Thematic Trends in Risk Reduction in Central America
Launch of first ISDR Prevention Series publication, “Usoi Landslide Dam and Lake Sarez, An Assessment of Hazard and Risk in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
“Spanish Civil Protection and the Success of a Virtual Encounter”

ISDR Informs – a Magazine for Latin America and the Caribbean,
is produced by the Regional Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, part of the UN Inter Agency
Secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in Geneva.

The information and opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily
reflect the policies of the ISDR Secretariat.

Editor: Helena Molin Valdés
General Production: Margarita Villalobos M.
Graphic Design: Mario Barrantes
Translation: Hermann Steffen, Roberto Prado
Photographs: C. Osorio, E. Palm,
R. Mora, R. Pérez, E. Leal,
M. Darricau, J. Valdés, H. Molín, FOREC, ONEMI,
Printed by Master Litho S.A.

The publication of this issue of ISDR Informs was made possible thanks to the support
of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA )

For additional information about the topics covered, please contact the ISDR Secretariat:
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at Geneva Palais des Nations CH 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
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Fax (506) 257-2139,
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