Building safer coastal communities: community development is the key to reducing the impact of natural hazards

The Indian Ocean tsunami demonstrated the high vulnerability and low resilience of coastal communities in disaster situations. In order to build safer coastal communities, Denmark is organising an International Workshop entitled, “Strengthening the resilience of local communities to cope with water related natural hazards”, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16-18 November.
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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