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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 document(introduction...)
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
View the documentSUMMARY

Knowledge dissemination

Dissemination of knowledge internationally is an important function of both UNDP and DHA. Individual case studies of projects, manuals, literature compendiums and text books are part of a growing body of literature published by the United Nations and are recognized as primary sources of information for disaster mitigation. The authority of the United Nations tends to make such publications widely regarded and their relative ease of availability means that United Nations documents have lead the science of disaster mitigation. A major role for DHA and for UNDP offices is to disseminate United Nations publications as broadly as possible in-country and to ensure that any disaster mitigation project carried out in-country is published and disseminated as widely as possible.

A list of available UN publications is presented in the bibliography at the end of this module.