Former Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Functions and responsibilities - Membership - Working groups - Discussion groups -Meeting records

 12th meeting
 22-24 November 2005
 11th meeting
 24-26 May 2005
 10th meeting
 7-8 October 2004
 9th meeting
 4-5 May 2004
 8th meeting
 5-6 November 2003
 7th meeting
 10-11 April 2003
 6th meeting
 24-25 October 2002
 5th meeting
 25-26 April 2002
 4th meeting
 15-16 November 2001
 3rd meeting
 3-4 May 2001
 2nd meeting
 10-11 October 2000
 1st meeting
 27-28 April 2000

1st meeting - 27-28 April 2000
Summary record and conclusions

GENEVA, 27-28 APRIL 2000
Palais Des Nations
Conference Room IX
1. Introductory statement by the Chair: Ms. Carolyn McAskie
Towards the implementation of ISDR: functions and objectives of the Task Force.
The Director of the ISDR Secretariat will also give a presentation on the role of the ISDR Secretariat.
2. Adoption of the Agenda
3. The implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. Task Force members are invited to discuss to discuss how best to implement the Strategy, with particular focus on its four main goals:
  (a) increasing public awareness of the risk that hazards pose to modern societies;
(b) obtaining commitment by public authorities;
(c) creating disaster-resilient communities; and
(d) reducing economic and social loss.
  In this context, the Task Force members may wish to present their views and proposed contributions towards the implementation of the Strategy, and identify priority areas for programmes and project activities. Task Force members may also wish to review action required at the national, regional and global levels with regards to the above-mentioned goals.
4. Establishment of sub-groups within the Task Force. Members will discuss the possibility of setting up one or several sub-groups on a thematic or geographical basis.
5. Planning of activities for 2000. Proposal and adoption of a programme of activities for 2000.
6. Funding issues. Funding requirements for programmes and project activities.
7. Any other business.
Additional documents
Statement of the Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction (IACNDR)
Organization of American States
Washington, D.C.

Report from South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) to First Task Force Meeting for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Enhancing the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction : UNESCO’s views