The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation adopted
at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002)
includes commitments related to disaster and vulnerability reduction
IV: Protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and
The 11th Session of
the Commission on Sustainable Development (2003) adopted the themes of disaster management and vulnerability to be reviewed in its fifth cycle
(2014-2015) in the CSD's
multi-year programme of work. Risk management and vulnerability
would also be examined in the context of other thematic clusters of CSD, such as water, sanitation and human settlements (2004-2005) and drought and desertification (2006-2007).
On the occasion of World Water Day 2004,
Reducing Flood Losses
was launched. This inter-agency publication, led by DESA aims at providing decision-makers with a range of options to consider for reducing losses associated with flooding.
For further information, please visit the UN
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction website.