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International Recovery Platform

Disaster Risk Management in a very comprehensive manner started globally with the UN initiatives of International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) 1990-2000. The initiative got combined with Yokhama Strategy which was focused on risk reduction. It was a shiftin approach from post-disaster relief and response to pre-disaster risk reduction. Global community started taking initiatives in this direction and then they further committed to Hyogo Framework of Action – 2005- 2015. Countries agreed to take the agenda of pre-disaster planning and risk reduction forward. In most of the countries policy shifts took place. This lead to the execution of new programmes, policy, institutional arrangements legislation, human resource and capacity development in many countries. Also a few remained unfinished.