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This report talks about interactions between natural disasters and simultaneous technological accidents. It aims to provide an overview of the natech problem, and to present the state of the art in natech risk management. The report identifies the main problems in natech risk management and emergency response, as well as proposes a set of key strategies…
and multi-sectoral national coordinating mechanisms - National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction - to reduce, prevent and manage the impact of natural hazards. 45 countries …
All of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in disasters. Simple measures can be taken beforehand to strengthen the resilience of communities, to s…
… panel discussion featuring representatives of countries that have suffered major disasters, and have since focused closely on protecting critical infrastructure such … for the World Campaign for Disaster Reduction 2008-2009: Hospitals Safe from Disasters was also launched on this date. On International Day for Disaster Reduction … diplomatic missions and health sector academics on how to make hospitals safe from disasters. Under-Secretary John Holmes emphasized the link between safe health …
In Spanish: A fin de lograr mayor efectividad en la cooperación internacional en temas afines a los preparativos, reducción de riesgo y respuesta a emergencia, y alinear la cooperación a la prioridad del sector educación de los países de la región, es que se organiza la presente reunión con el propósito de definir acciones concretas de interés común qu…