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close this bookLiving with Risk: A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives - Preliminary Version (ADRC, ISDR, UN, WMO; 2002; 384 pages)
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentForeword
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentPreface
open this folder and view contentsChapter 1. Living with risk - focus on disaster risk reduction
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2. Risk awareness and assessment
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3. Policy and public commitment: the foundation of disaster risk reduction
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4. Building understanding: development of knowledge and information sharing
open this folder and view contentsChapter 5. A selection of disaster reduction applications
open this folder and view contentsChapter 6. Related international commitments and the UN role in disaster risk reduction
View the documentChapter 7. Challenges for the future
open this folder and view contentsAnnexes
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Living with Risk: A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives - Preliminary Version

Preliminary version
Geneva, July 2002
Prepared as an inter-agency effort coordinated by the ISDR Secretariat with special support from the Government of Japan, the World Meteorological Organization and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (Kobe, Japan)


This edition of “Living with Risk. A global review of disaster reduction initiatives” is a preliminary version of a final publication, which will be published early 2003. The final revised version will consider comments received and will track further developments in risk and disaster reduction thinking. It will also elaborate more on those regions not fully addressed in this preliminary issue. It will propose a systematic and continuing process to monitor progress in this field. Comments, corrections and additional information are all welcomed and can be sent to the ISDR Secretariat by 30 September, 2002, for them to be considered. Related information is available on a reference database maintained by the ISDR Secretariat, and soon available online at: www.unisdr.org

The final version will contain a full thematic index, yet not available.

Please send comments and feedback to the ISDR Secretariat: isdr@un.org or molinvaldes@un.org, or by mail to the ISDR Secretariat (see address below).

This publication may be freely quoted or reprinted, but acknowledgement of the source is requested.

The ISDR Secretariat would like to encourage the full utilization of this review and would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication containing quotation or reprint of material from this report.


The views expressed in this publication are those of the review team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations Secretariat.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the UN Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Copyright © United Nations, 2002.
All rights reserved.
Geneva, Switzerland.

United Nations
Inter-Agency Secretariat
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Tel: (41-22) 917-2759
Fax: (41-22) 917-0563

Cover design: Mario Barrantes
Based on the World Map of Natural Hazards, by MünichRe

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