The UNISDR Library

Managing DRR Knowledge

The UNISDR Library is an information centre for disaster risk reduction with over 10,000 publications, multimedia products and education resources.

Most of the libraries materials can be found below.

The UNISDR Library Collection reflects the activities of major stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction for natural, environmental and technological hazards. It collects books, reports, educational materials, periodicals, proceedings of major conferences and workshops, and electronic resources to support the programmes and activities of UNISDR and its regional offices, governments, NGOs, and the international academic, technical and scientific community.

UNISDR Library Collection
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Disaster proofing Indian smart cities SOURCE: Arup ID; FCO, United Kingdom - gov 2017
Adaptation and response for children affected by droughts: how national social protection systems are responding to El Niño in Eastern and Southern Africa SOURCE: UNICEF; SCI 2017
An analysis of human fatalities from cyclones, earthquakes and severe storms in Australia SOURCE: Risk Frontiers; Bushfire and Nat Hazards CRC 2017
Integrating gender into humanitarian action: Good practices from Asia-Pacific (4) SOURCE: ADPC; OCHA; UN WOMEN 2017
From panic and neglect to investing in health security: financing pandemic preparedness at a national level SOURCE: WB 2017
Enabling Communities to Manage Risks: Community Based Disaster Preparedness SOURCE: AIDMI 2017
Chile: Disaster management reference book SOURCE: CFE-DMHA, United States of America - gov 2017
Driving action for disaster-affected communities SOURCE: Concern Worldwide 2017
The wrong model for resilience: how G7-backed drought insurance failed Malawi and what we must learn from it SOURCE: ActionAid - UK 2017
Atlas of the human planet 2017: Global exposure to natural hazards SOURCE: JRC 2017
The political economy of disaster preparedness and risk reduction in Pakistan SOURCE: Strauss Center 2017
The flood green guide SOURCE: WWF 2017
Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRC) Toolkits SOURCE: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 2017
Translating resilience theories into disaster management policies: Disaster resilience definitions and case study narratives SOURCE: Bushfire and Nat Hazards CRC 2017
Taking Sendai forward: Strategic work plan on disaster risk reduction & resilience 2017-2020 SOURCE: IOM 2017
Start DEPP: Linking preparedness response and resilience in emergency contexts’ Humanitarian Strand Final Report SOURCE: CA 2017
Recommendations for implementing the CREWS initiative SOURCE: French Network for DRR 2017
Words into Action Guidelines - Concise guide on design and conduct of simulation exercises (Consultative version) SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
Migrants in disaster risk reduction: Practices for inclusion SOURCE: MICIC; IOM; COE 2017
Words into Action Guidelines: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response (Consultative version) SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
Disaster resilience scorecard for cities SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
Simulation using artificial intelligence in training senior crisis staff members and in validating contingency plans SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
A blue urban agenda: adapting to climate change in the coastal cities of Caribbean and Pacific small island developing states SOURCE: IDB 2017
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative SOURCE: WFP 2017
Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains: Making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction work for sustainable mountain development SOURCE: CDE 2017
World Bank Group @ the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 SOURCE: WB; GFDRR 2017
A world without hunger needs disaster risk reduction SOURCE: WFP 2017
Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less SOURCE: DRMKC 2017
Beyond caring: Enabling women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction by breaking down the barrier of unpaid care work SOURCE: ActionAid 2017
The GAR atlas: Unveiling global disaster risk SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress SOURCE: ODI 2017
Landscape scale disaster risk reduction: Water trade-offs to reduce drought in the Tana Delta SOURCE: Wetlands Intl 2017
Instilling resilience for strong small and medium businesses in Turkey SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
Developing crisis management guidelines for the travel and tourism industry SOURCE: UNISDR 2017
IOM in disaster risk reduction and resilience SOURCE: IOM 2017
Landscape scale disaster risk reduction: Keeping the water in the landscape, Uganda SOURCE: Wetlands Intl 2017
Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool SOURCE: IIASA; IFRC; Practical Action; Risk Center; Zurich 2017
Flood resilience through community-driven action and partnerships SOURCE: IIASA; IFRC; Practical Action; Risk Center; Zurich 2017
Investing in risk-informed infrastructure to support flood resilience SOURCE: IIASA; IFRC; Practical Action; Risk Center; Zurich 2017
Pre-event financial protection is key to flood recovery SOURCE: IIASA; IFRC; Practical Action; Risk Center; Zurich 2017
Improving accuracy, timeliness and access to flood early warning SOURCE: IIASA; IFRC; Practical Action; Risk Center; Zurich 2017
Global report on internal displacement (2017) SOURCE: IDMC 2017
Opportunities and options for enhancing adaptation actions and supporting their implementation: reducing vulnerability and mainstreaming adaptation SOURCE: UNFCCC 2016
The most effective social protection measures for building resilience in children in the face of natural disasters in the Cianjur District SOURCE: RDI 2016
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