Promoting disaster risk reduction to save lives and reduce its impacts / Impulsando la reducción del riesgo de desastres para salvar vidas y reducir sus impactos

This brochure gives a brief introduction to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR) which guides and coordinates the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve a substantive reduction in disaster losses within the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) – a ten year plan of action adopted in 2005 by 168 governments to protect lives and livelihoods against disasters. More precisely, it describes the work of its Regional Unit for the Americas, located in Panama City, Panama. It strives to provide support to actors throughout the region, including North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, in fostering a culture of disaster prevention and contributing to build disaster resilient nations and communities.

In Spanish:

Este folleto explica el mandato de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) y secretaría de la Estrategia Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres (ISDR, con énfasis en la Oficina Regional para las Américas con sede en la Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá.

Partiendo del contexto de los desastres en las Américas, el folleto resume la importancia de la implementación del Marco de Acción de Hyogo 2005-2015 (MAH), de la coordinación intersectorial para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y de las acciones emprendidas por la UNISDR para reducir el riesgo e impacto de los desastres, así como para para salvar vidas.
Date:
2011
Pages:
8 p.
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