statement by the Chair: Ms. Carolyn McAskie
the implementation of ISDR: functions and objectives
of the Task Force.
The Director of the
ISDR Secretariat will also give a presentation on the
role of the ISDR Secretariat.
of the Agenda
implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster
Reduction. Task Force members are invited to discuss
to discuss how best to implement the Strategy, with
particular focus on its four main goals:
increasing public awareness of the risk that hazards
pose to modern societies;
(b) obtaining commitment by public authorities;
(c) creating disaster-resilient communities; and
(d) reducing economic and social loss.
this context, the Task Force members may wish to present
their views and proposed contributions towards the
implementation of the Strategy, and identify priority
areas for programmes and project activities. Task Force
members may also wish to review action required at
the national, regional and global levels with regards
to the above-mentioned goals.
of sub-groups within the Task Force. Members will discuss
the possibility of setting up one or several sub-groups
on a thematic or geographical basis.
of activities for 2000. Proposal and adoption of a
programme of activities for 2000.
issues. Funding requirements for programmes and project