The Sendai framework for action includes a call to update the disaster risk reduction terminology. A special group has been set up to steer this effort. The Office for Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations published the results the latest deliberations of this group in a background paper which aims to provide information that contributes to the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
The document offers information on the historical development of the Disaster Risk Reduction Terminology produced by the UNISDR which started in 2002 and has continued till recent years. A review process of the “2009 UNISDR Terminology” started in 2014 supported by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and its member the European commission Joint Research Center (EC-JRC) and their partners.
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