TitleInternational Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.
Reiterates the distinct character of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction as a framework for action that facilitates the effective integration of disaster reduction into planning at all levels, in particular at the national and community levels; reaffirms that disaster reduction forms an integral part of sustainable development strategies and national development plans of vulnerable countries and communities; calls upon States, relevant intergovernmental bodies and all others involved in the Decade to participate actively in its financial and technical activities, including the need to share the necessary technology to prevent, reduce and mitigate disasters, in order to ensure the implementation of the International Framework of Action for the Decade.
Adopted at the 52nd plenary meeting, 26 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 74 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).