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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 documentAnnex 1: Profile of selected United Nations agencies and their activities in disaster mitigation
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Annex 3: Additional reading

Anderson, Mary B. and Peter J. Woodrow. Rising from the Ashes: Development Strategies at Times of Disasters. Boulder: Westview Press and Paris: UNESCO Press, 1989.

Carter, Nick. Disaster Management: A Disaster Manager's Handbook. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1991.

Cuny, Fred. Disasters and Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Davis, Ian. Disasters and Settlements - Towards an Understanding of Key Issues. Oxford: Oxford Polytechnic, 1981.

Davis, Ian. "Prevension is Better than Cure." Reading Rural Development Communications Bulletin. October 1984.

Davis, Ian and Satyendra P. Gupta. "Technical Background Paper." Disaster Mitigation in Asia and the Pacific. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1991.

Hagman, Gunnar. Prevention Better Than Cure. Stockholm and Geneva: The Swedish Red Cross, 1984.

International Association of Earthquake Engineering. Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Construction. Japan: International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) Committee II, February 1986.

Krimgold, Fred, ed. Proceedings of the International Conference on Disaster Mitigation Program Implementation. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985.

Maskrey, Andrew. Disaster Mitigation: A Community Based Approach. Development Guidelines No. 3. Oxford: Oxfam Print Unit, 1989.

UNDRO. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Vol. 11, Preparedness Aspects. New York: United Nations, 1984.

United Nations Environment Programme. Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at the Local Level: A Process for Responding to Technological Accidents. Geneva: United Nations Environment Programme, 1988.

Young, Lincoln. "Mitigating Disaster in Agriculture, University of Reading Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Centre." Bulletin. (October 1984), pp. 8-12.

United Nations publications on disaster mitigation

Agency: UN, available: UN, New York

Low-Cost Construction Resistant to Earthquake and Hurricanes, United Nations Sales No. E75 IV7, New York (1975)

Agency: DHA, available DHA, Geneva

DHA News, formerly published as UNDRO News. Subscription free of charge.

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation: A Compendium of Current Knowledge, prepared by UNDRO and UNEP (1976 to 1986) [E: English, F: French, S: Spanish]

Vol. 1 Volcanological Aspects [E/S]
Vol. 2 Hydrological Aspects [F/S]
Vol. 3 Seismological Aspects [F/S]
Vol. 4 Meteorological Aspects [F/S]
Vol. 5 Land Use Aspects [E/F/S]
Vol. 6 Aspects Relatifs a la Construction et au Genie Civil [F]
Vol. 7 Economic Aspects [E/F/S]
Vol. 8 Sanitation Aspects [E/F/S]
Vol. 9 Legal Aspects [E/F/S]
Vol. 10 Public Information Aspects [E/F/S]
Vol. 11 Preparedness Aspects [E]
Vol. 12 Social and Sociological Aspects

Guidelines for Disaster Prevention [E: English, F: French, S: Spanish]

Vol. 1 Pre-Disaster Physical Planning on Human Settlements [E/F/S]
Vol. 2 Building Measures for Minimizing the Impact of Disaster [E/F/S]
Vol. 3 Management of Settlements [E/F/S]

Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Project for Ecuador and Neighboring Countries, Project Report, May 1990.

Composite Vulnerability Analysis: A Methodology and Case Study of the Metro Manila Area, Technical Advisory Mission to the Government of the Philippines, Human Settlements Commission (HSC), Revised Technical Report (1977).

Natural Disasters and Insurance, Proceedings of the 1st Meeting of the International Working Group sponsored by UNDRO/UNESCO/THE GENEVA ASSOCIATION. (The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Vol. 9 No. 30, 31, 32 and Etudes et Dossiers No. 77).

Natural Disasters and Vulnerability Analysis: Report of Expert Group Meeting (1979).

Report of the International Seminar on Disaster Preparedness and Relief, Islamabad, Pakistan (1982).

Aspects of Regional Co-operation in Disaster Preparedness in the South Pacific, Fiji (1983).

Natural Hazards in Africa, Working Paper for ECA/OAU/UNDRO Meeting on Natural Disaster Prevention and Preparedness, Ethiopia (1984).

Mitigating Natural Disasters, A Manual for Policy Makers and Planners, (1991)

Agency: UNEP, available UNEP, Paris

APELL, Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level, a process for responding to technological accidents, (1988).

Agency: UNESCO, available UNESCO, Paris

Earthquake Risk Reduction in the Balkan Region, Final Report, UNESCO in association with UNDRO, Project Number RER/79/014 (1982).

Working Group A Seismology, Seismotectonics, Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Prediction

Working Group B Vulnerability and Seismic Hazard

Working Group C Seismic Risk Assessment and Development of Model Code for Seismic Design

Working Group D Dynamic Behavior of Soils, Soil Amplification and Soil-Structure Interaction

Working Group E Dynamic Behavior of Structures and Structural Components

Agency: UNIDO, available UNIDO, Vienna

Building Construction under Seismic Conditions in the Balkan Region, prepared by UNIDO in collaboration with UNDP, Project Number RER/79/015 (1984).

Vol. 1 Design and Construction of Seismic Resistant Reinforced Concrete Frame and Shear-Wall Buildings

Vol. 2 Design and Construction of Prefabricated Reinforced Concrete Building Systems

Vol. 3 Design and Construction of Stone and Brick Masonry Buildings

Vol. 4 Post-Earthquake Damage Evaluation and Strength Assessment of Building under Seismic Conditions

Vol. 5 Repair and Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete, Stone and Brick Masonry Buildings

Vol. 6 Repair and Strengthening of Historical Monuments and Buildings in Urban Nuclei

Vol. 7 Seismic Design Codes of the Balkan Region

Agency: UNCHS, available UNCHS (Habitat), Nairobi

Human Settlements and Natural Disasters, publication prepared by Habitat (1989)

Estudios Sobre Sismicidad en el Valle de Mexico, Departamento del Distrito Federal, Secretaria General de Obras in collaboration with UNDP and UNCHS. Mexico (1988)