Disaster Preparedness and the United Nations

Disaster Preparedness and the United Nations

Advance Planning for Disaster Relief

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Barbara J. Brown
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154220

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Disaster Preparedness and the United Nations: Advance Planning for Disaster Relief examines the roles and relationships of programs being implemented by the United Nations in the area of disaster relief and preparedness. The study focuses on the disaster preparedness activities of the United Nations; the programs designed to improve the preparedness posture of disaster-prone developing countries; and the programs designed to improve the disaster relief capabilities of the organizations. The book also provides a brief review of the relationship between disasters and development; a description of the international disaster relief system; and strategies for overcoming pitfalls in internal organizational arrangements. Researchers, international program administrators, and international studies students will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures and Tables



    Members of Panel

    Glossary of Terms

    Glossary of Acronyms

    Chapter 1 Dateline Disaster

    Chapter 2 An Overview of the International Disaster Relief System


    International Organizations

    Voluntary Agencies

    The Media

    Problem Areas in International Disaster Relief Operations

    Chapter 3 Disaster Preparedness

    Chapter 4 The United Nations and Disaster Preparedness

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP)

    The World Health Organization (WHO)

    Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRO)

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

    The ILO, Cooperatives, and Disaster Preparedness

    Economic Emergency Situations

    Chapter 5 Prospects for the Future

    Appendix A: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2816 (XXV) : Assistance in Cases of National Disasters and Other Disaster Situations

    Appendix B: Index of United Nations Organizations Involved in International Disaster-Related Activities

    Appendix C: Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordination (UNDRO): Technical Advisory Missions

    Appendix D: State of Disaster Preparedness in the Poorest of the Developing Countries




    About the Author

Product details

  • No. of pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154220

About the Author

Barbara J. Brown

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