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.
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