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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

ISDR Informs - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue 9, 2004


On the Road to Kobe, Hyogo

Global ISDR
The World Conference on Disaster Reduction
Global ISDR Report: Living with Risk
Disasters in the Region
ECLAC Assessment of the socioeconomic and environmental impact of floods in the Dominican Republic
The 2004 Hurricane Season
Partners in Action
Latin American Experts set an Agenda for Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities and Vulnerability Reduction in Drinking Water Systems.
Latin American Communicators
Children and adolescents participate in disaster prevention and response activities
Towards the formulation of an Andean Strategy for disaster prevention and response
Regional Forum Mitch +5
Implementing Early Warning Systems in Atlantida, Honduras
UNDP Report Reducing Disaster Risk: A challenge for development
Risk Management in Colombia
The Internet and Complex Emergencies
International Seminar: "Risk Management as a Factor for Sustainable Human Development"
ECLAC and World Bank organize workshops on socioeconimic assessments of disasters, as tool for damage reduction and to improve both develoment processes and risk management.
VCA successful in the Caribbean
International Symposium in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Jose, California, concludes initial phase of the UNESCO Program for Disaster Reduction in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Diagnosis: Education for Risk Prevention and Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

Disaster Prevention from a Maya Perspective 
Argentina: University of El Salvador
A New Research Institute for Risk Management, Disasters and Complex Emergencies.
Colombian children and youth learn how to prevent disasters by playing Riskland
How easy can information management be?
Thesaurus on Disaster Terminology: A Conceptual Tool for Information Retrieval
Towards a culture of prevention fostered by education.
Make that change Manuals for facilitators and Workbook
CD-ROM Building Codes, Winds and Earthquakes ACS-AEC
A new CD gathers relevant information Habitat at Risk
Natural Hazards in El Salvador
Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disasters: Guidelines for the Promotion of Disaster Mitigation PAHO/WHO
Health achievements in Central America five years after Hurricane Mitch
Environmental Health and Disasters: A series to keep you updated
Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities
Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons: A WHO Guide, Second Edition
ECLAC Manual for Assessing Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts of Disasters

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: Elina Palm
General Production: Margarita Villalobos
Graphic Design:Karina Barrantes
Cover Design:Karina Barrantes
Elina Palm, PAHO/ WHO,
J. Jenkins, UNDRO,

Translation: Roberto Prado
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The publication of “ISDR Informs”
was made possible thanks to the
support of the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency
(SIDA), as part of the Swedish
contribution to the ISDR Secretariat
regional work in Latin America and
the Caribbean.

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