12th Civil Defence World Conference - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

Indeed, we have learnt a number of lessons from the experiences gained during the Decade. We have come to appreciate, for example, that long-term action and commitment are necessary to promote a culture of disaster prevention on a sustained basis; and that concrete actions need to be adopted to ensure the integration of disaster reduction into the overall approach towards sustainable development.
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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