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close this bookAn Overview of Disaster Management (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - United Nations Development Programme , 1992, 136 p.)
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Including risk reduction and preparedness in the UNDP country programme 1

1 This chapter is adapted from Chapter 2 of the UNDP/UNDRO Disaster Management Manual.

This chapter focuses primarily on promoting disaster mitigation in the context of long-term development planning and programs, in particular through the UNDP country program and other projects funded through UNDRO. Mitigation measures must also be actively promoted in the context of post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction.