National Summary Reports: Latin America and the Caribbean: IDNDR Hemispheric Meeting, San José, Costa Rica, 30th of May to 5th of June 1999: Towards natural disaster reduction in the Americas ... for the 21st century

This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in the region.

The report provides summaries of the assessment of achievements during IDNDR, highlighting countries’ disaster risks and natural hazards, such as cyclone, flood, landslide, wild fire, earthquake, volcano and drought, also mitigation measures adopted, preparedness and prevention activities, institutional and legal framework for DRR, and implemented projects and international cooperation in disaster risk management.

Date:
1999
Pages:
38 p.
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Keywords

Themes:
Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Volcano, Wild Fire
Countries:
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of, British Virgin Islands
Regions:
Americas
Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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