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

7th meeting 10-11 April 2003

Summary record and conclusions

Geneva, 10-11 April 2003
Palais des Nations
Conference Room XVI

Thursday 10 April

Morning session 9:30-12:30
(including 30 min. coffee break)
1. Introductory statement by the Chair
2. Adoption of the Agenda

Briefing by the Director of the ISDR Secretariat:
v General information on programmes and activities, including update on the review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action, preparations for the Second International Conference on Early Warning, and the follow-up of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)

Afternoon session 14.30-17.30
(including 30 min. coffee break)
5. Reports by Working Groups
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

Reception hosted by the ISDR Secretariat


Friday 11 April

Morning session 9:30-12:30
(including 30 min. coffee break)
6. General discussion on the work of the Task Force 2000-2002: elements for the review of the Task Force activities for the report of the Secretary-General to the 58th session of the UN General Assembly
Afternoon session 14:30-17:30
(including 30 min. coffee break)
7. The advancement of disaster reduction in Europe
Presentation by the ISDR Secretariat and EUR-OPA Major Risks Agreement of the Council of Europe
8. Any other business
9. Concluding remarks from the Chair

Date of the eighth meeting

Additional documents
(454Kb) Information Notes
On the work of the Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International
Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)
For the period October 2002 to March 2003
Living With Risk: An Integrated Approach to Reducing Societal Vulnerability to Drought
ISDR Ad Hoc Discussion Group on Drought
Linking natural disaster reduction and adaptation to climate change
Towards The Integration Of Information, Knowledge And Policies
(61Kb) Draft Proposal
A Framework for Understanding, Guiding and Monitoring Disaster Risk Reduction