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

6th meeting 24-25 October 2002

Summary record and conclusions

Geneva, 24-25 OCTOBER 2002
Palais des Nations
Conference Room XII

Thursday 24 October

Morning session 9.30-13.00
(including 30 min. coffee break)
1. Introductory statement by the Chair
2. Adoption of the Agenda
3. Briefing by the Director of the ISDR Secretariat

Presentation to the Task Force of the first issue of the ISDR Secretariat report “Living with Risk”: a global review of disaster reduction initiatives

Afternoon session 14.30-18.00
(including 30 min. coffee break)
5. Follow up to the deliberations of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, especially with regard to future orientations of disaster reduction
6. The ten-year review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action (1994-2004): discussion on review methodology and expected outcomes

Reception hosted by the ISDR Secretariat


Friday 26 April

Morning session 9.30-13.00
(including 30 min. coffee break)
7. Reports by Working Groups
Followed by general discussion, questions and answers

 Working Group 1: Climate and Disasters

 Working Group 2: Early Warning
 Working Group 3: Risk, Vulnerability and Impact Assessment
 Working Group 4: Wildland Fires
8. The issue of drought within the context of ISDR (continued from previous meeting; discussion based on the study by the ad-hoc discussion group on drought)

Facilitating international cooperation to reduce the impact of El Niño (discussion based on this year’s report of the Secretary-General on the subject as well as recent inter-agency discussions

Afternoon session 14.30-18.00
(including 30 min. coffee break)

Future work of the Task Force (including discussion on work modalities of IATF Working Groups)

11. Any other business

Concluding remarks from the Chair


Date of the seventh meeting

Additional documents
Workshop: Linking Disaster and Climate Databases
Report to ISDR-IATF meeting