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

8th meeting 5-6 November 2003

Summary record and conclusions
List of participants

Room VII
Palais des Nations,

Wednesday 5 November 2003

Morning session 9.30-12.30
1. Introductory statement by the Chair
2. Adoption of the Agenda
3. Briefing by the Director of the ISDR Secretariat

UN/ISDR Information Notes



Disaster reduction in Africa: the next challenges
(African Union/NEPAD Secretariat) – Information and discussion
Progress Report of UN/ISDR Africa

Afternoon session 14.30-17.30
5. Preparations for the Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction:
a. Preparatory process leading to the Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction (tentatively 18-22 January 2005, Kobe-Hyogo) – Information and discussion
(395Kb) b. Recommendations from the Second Early Warning Conference (Bonn 16-18 October) - Information
  c. Reporting on other related national, regional, and global activities – Information (briefing from Task Force members and Secretariat)
(200Kb) Declaration of Madrid
Conclusions and Recommendations of the Euro-Mediterranean Forum on Disaster Reduction
(Madrid, 6-8 October 2003)

d. Development of a “Framework for disaster risk reduction for guidance and monitoring” (UNDP/ISDR) – Information and discussion



Thursday 6 November 2003

6. 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
7. Discussion and adoption of IATF work programme 2004

Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction
Afternoon session 14:30-15:30
8. Any other business
9. Date of the eighth meeting
10. Concluding remarks from the Chair
Additional documents
(31Kb) Summary of content drawn from statements presented by Member States in response to the Report 58/277 on the Implementation of ISDR, during the Second Committee, agenda item 94 on environment and sustainable development during the General Assembly’s 58th Session
(16 October 2003)
World Summit on Sustainable Development
Follow-Up Actions to The Outcome Of The Plan Of Implementation In Relation To Disaster Reduction
Activities Report
On the Collaboration Agreement between the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction of the United Nations and the Directorate General Joint Research Center of the European Commission
5 – 6 November, 2003