HYOGO FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION.doc - HYOGO FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION(HFA 2005-2015 On January 18-22 2005 the World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in

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HYOGO FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION (HFA) 2005-2015 On January 18-22, 2005, the World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in Kobe, Japan. About 4,000 participants from 168 states, 78 observer organizations from the UN and other inter-governmental organizations, 161 NGOs and 154 media organizations attended the conference. The broad objective of the conference was building the resilience of nations and communities to substantially reduce the losses in lives and social, economic and environmental assets of communities. The specific objectives were: • Conclude the review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action with a view to updating the guiding framework on disaster reduction for the 21st century; • Identify specific activities aimed at ensuring the implementation of relevant provisions of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), adopted in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD); • Share best practices and lessons learned to support and facilitate disaster reduction within the context of attaining sustainable development, and identify gaps and challenges; • Increase awareness of the importance of disaster reduction policies to facilitate and promote the implementation of those policies; and • Increase the reliability and availability of appropriate disaster-related information to the public and disaster management agencies in all regions, as set out in the relevant provisions of the JPOI. The conference produced a 10 year Framework document
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