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close this bookDisaster Mitigation - 2nd Edition (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - Disaster Management Training Programme - United Nations Development Programme , 1994, 64 p.)
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View the documentBuilding up skills and institutions
View the documentThe regional context: a problem shared
View the documentInternational exchange of expertise
View the documentSupporting decision-making: external specialists
View the documentKnowledge dissemination
View the documentInternational decade for natural disaster reduction
View the documentDisaster mitigation in UNDP country programming
View the documentInitial phases of the UNDP country programming exercise
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International decade for natural disaster reduction

The adoption of the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction was carried by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 44/236, 22 December, 1989. The objective of the decade is to reduce loss of life, property damage and social and economic disruption caused by natural disasters. At a national level, the IDNDR resolution calls for all governments to formulate national disaster mitigation programs, integrating a range of economic, land use and insurance policies into their national development programs.

The United Nations system is urged to accord priority to natural disaster preparedness, prevention, relief and short-term recovery, including economic damage risk assessment in their operational activities.