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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
Disaster Reduction for Sustainable Mountain Development
Issue 5, 2002


Disaster Reduction for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas

Global ISDR
2002 United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign - Disaster Reduction for Sustainable Mountain Development
Winners of the Children’s and Local Communities’ Risk Map Contest
Road from Rio to Johannesburg: Disaster Reduction and World Summit on
Sustainable Development
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction meets in Geneva
Review of the Impact of the Risk Assessment Tools for Diagnosis of Urban Areas
against Seismic Disasters (RADIUS) Project
Disasters in the Region
The 19 February hailstorm –thoughts on the institutionalization of risk management in Bolivia
ECLAC: An Assessment of the Drought that Hit Central America in 2001
Hurricane Season 2002
Equity in Public Health: A Challenge for Disaster Managers
Risk management from the standpoint of strategic communication
In the Spotlight: Moutain Areas
In Spotlight: Disaster Reduction in the Mountain Areas
Selected Web Sites related to Mountains and Disasters
Organizing Andean Mountain Communities for Disaster Reduction: A New Challenge
An Experience in Risk Management in Mountain Areas of Argentina
The Andean Corridor: Intervention Strategies and Policies for Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development
Description and assessment of the qocha system in the northern basin of lake titicaca
Volcanoes:protecting the public’s health
Partners in Action
Hemispheric Conference on Risk Reduction
Review of Current Disaster Reduction Trends in the Americas
Argentina Holds National Conference on Risk Reduction and Disaster Response Planning
The Puebla-Panama Plan: A Mesoamerican Initiative with a Strong Disaster
Reduction Component
CDERA Prepares Matrix of Disaster Management Activities for 2001-2004
Challenges and Achievements of the Swiss Programme for Disaster Prevention in Central America
Honduras: Challenges in Disaster Prevention
Norwegian Initiative for a Central America tailored Training Programme on Mitigation of Risks caused by Landslides
Modifying the Behaviour of a People to Reduce Disaster Vulnerability
El Salvador: The Creation of the National Service for Territorial Studies
Workshop on United Nations Support for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance in Central America
Education: Peruvian State Promotes University Alliance to Train Development and Risk Management Specialists
Legislation: Law 337: A Landmark in Disaster Legislation in Nicaragua
Kids and Youth
Fable: The river and the settler
ISDR, CRID and PAHO/WHO train Andean disaster information units
The Central American Disaster Health Information Network
Publications PAHO/WHO
Other publications
Radio Soap opera “Tiempos de Huracanes”
CDERA Website has a New Look

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 Mora
Graphic Design: Mario Barrantes
Cover Design: Mario Barrantes
Photographs:EIRD, A. Voets, C. Ardiñes, M. Rodríguez, J. Valdés, H. Molin, PEDCOR/OPS, R. Valdivia, S. Alvarez, E. Mamani, J. Coila, R. Valdivia, P. Basabe, OPS/OMS, O. Kjekstad, CRID.
Translation: Hermann Steffen, Roberto Prado
Printed by MasterLitho

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