This project aims to fill a major gap in international knowledge through the careful analysis of recovery operations following a diverse range of natural disasters that have occurred during the past twenty years. The intention is to learn vital lessons by

Booklet on volcanoes published by UN/ISDR for the 2002 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Disaster reduction for sustainable mountain development”.

This book provides guidance, policy orientation and inspiration, as well as serving as a reference for lessons on how to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It is intended for people who have an interest in and

This review examines good practices to reduce disaster risk through education, knowledge and innovation (including efforts to protect schools from extreme natural events). It looks critically and strategically at current activities in order to identify

The Third International Conference on Early Warning (EWC III) held in Bonn, Germany from 27-29 March 2006 provided the opportunity to present new and innovative early warning projects and to discuss natural hazards and risks around the world and how their

This document contains over one hundred individual projects focused on early warning and represents a rich vein of initiatives, expertise and capacity to secure early warning systems. It helps to promote interest in new early warning projects and to

Through these outcomes, the Third International Conference on Early Warning (EWC III) contributes to the translation into concrete measures of the “Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters”

This initiative has provided an overall integrated framework for strengthening early warning systems in the Indian Ocean, and has been focusing on key components that include core system implementation, integrated risk management, public awareness and

These guildelines introduce national platforms for disaster risk reduction as a coordination mechanism which need to be built through a nationally-owned and led participatory process that includes different sectors’ perspectives and actions, and a

This report draws on the experiences of many organisations and individuals during and following the tsunami.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, President William J. Clinton, has identified many lessons concerning