International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR)

Décennie internationale de la prévention des catastrophes naturelles

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History

1990, by decision of General Assembly of United Nations (UN). Originally in the framework of Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRO), secretariat is currently based at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), within United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Also referred to as IDNDR, 1990-2000. Decade ended in 2000, but activities continued by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction (IATF).

Aims

Mobilize existing scientific and technical knowledge in order to mitigate the effects of natural disasters, in particular to reduce the loss of life and the socio-economic disruption they cause; address the natural hazards that create sudden disasters and the impact of disasters caused by drought and locust infestation; undertake promotional activities to ensure that, by the year 2000, all countries have taken preventative action on the causes of the phenomena, undertaken hazard assessment and warning, adopted short-term and long-term protective measures, integrated land-use and risk management in their national development strategies and promoted public information and education.

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Activities

Carries out promotional activities. Undertakes annual thematic 'World Disaster Reduction Campaign' culminating in the observance of the World Disaster Reduction Day on the second Wednesday of October.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Arid Zones
  • Invertebrates
    • Locusts
  • Societal Problems
    • Hazards
    • Pests
    • Emergencies
  • Management
    • Management
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

K0046

Last News Received

2000
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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