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Disaster Risk Reduction Platform
The Hyogo Framework for Action
The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is a framework document for many countries adopted in January 2005 by 168 states. It proposes how risks can be reduced using 5 priorities for Action (PA). However, there is no binding text for DRR, i.e. a strategy which defines what should be achieved within a defined period of time. DRR is as well not mentioned in the Millenium Development Goals.
PA1: Make Disaster Risk Reduction a Priority
PA2: Know the Risks and Take Action
PA3: Build Understanding and Awareness
PA4: Reduce Risk
PA5: Be Prepared and Ready to Act
The international community addressed the malign trend of rapidly increasing losses in 2005 with the approval of the "Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters". The HFA formulates three strategic goals: (i) the integration of DRR into sustainable development; (ii) development and strengthening of institutions, mechanisms and capacities to build resilience to hazards; and (iii) the systematic incorporation of risk reduction approaches into the implementation of emergency preparedness, response and recovery programmes.
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