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Proceedings of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

These proceedings highlight the five days of deliberations, discussions and presentations held at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held at Sendai City, Japan in March 2015. The proceedings include the Sendai Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and a chart of the Framework. They also […]

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Women’s Leadership in Risk-Resilient Development

This publication aims to shed some light on women’s capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions. While the examples portrayed in the publication present a broad range of approaches to women-led disaster risk reduction across humanitarian, environmental

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Legal preparedness for responding to disasters and communicable disease emergencies: Laos

This legal research study was conducted in Lao PDR between March and August 2009 to: Identify gaps and areas of good practice in addressing legal issues and implementing the key regional and international instruments relevant to disaster and communicable disease emergencies in Laos; Recommend legal and policy measures to minimise legal barriers and encourage effective

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Legal Preparedness for Responding to Disasters and Communicable Disease Emergencies: Cambodia

This legal research study was conducted in Cambodia between June 2008 and April 2009 to: Identify gaps and areas of good practice in addressing legal issues and implementing the key regional and international instruments relevant to disaster and communicable disease emergencies in Cambodia; Recommend legal and policy measures to minimize legal barriers and encourage effective

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Legal Preparedness for Responding to Disasters and Communicable Disease Emergencies: Viet Nam

This report is the result of legal research taken within the framework of the Project on Legal Preparedness for Responding to Disasters and Communicable Disease Emergencies in Viet Nam.  The Project was managed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with technical assistance from World Health Organization (WHO), supported by

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