Disaster risk reduction in the United Nations 2013

Number of pages: 171 p.

Roles, mandates and results of work of key United Nations entities:

This publication provides an overview of roles, mandates and areas of work of UN agencies, along with the World Bank, to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce disaster risk. It informs on the service-lines available to countries, and aims to be a useful tool to promote coherence and maintain the momentum of the UN’s commitment to building the resilience of nations and communities.

The content of this non exhaustive compilation is displayed as received from the partner organizations. All United Nations entities and ISDR partners committed to reducing disaster risk are encouraged to take the opportunity to ensure their information is up to date on PreventionWeb, the leading public web portal for ISDR partnership knowledge management.

This edition includes the disaster risk reduction profiles of eight additional UN System organizations.