Promoting disaster risk reduction to save lives and reduce its impacts

This brochure gives a brief introduction to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR) which guides and coordinates the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve a substantive reduction in disaster losses within the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) – a ten year plan of action adopted in 2005 by 168 governments to protect lives and livelihoods against disasters. More precisely, it describes the work of its Regional Unit for the Americas, located in Panama City, Panama. It strives to provide support to actors throughout the region, including North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, in fostering a culture of disaster prevention and contributing to build disaster resilient nations and communities.
Date:
2011
Pages:
8 p.
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