Disaster management

Inter-Agency Standing Committee

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Services Provided: 
Research
Policy development

Established in 1992 in response to General Assembly Resolution 46/182 which called for strengthened coordination of humanitarian assistance. The resolution set up the IASC as the primary mechanism for facilitating interagency decision-making in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. The IASC is formed by the representatives of a broad range of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.

Primary Telephone: 
+41 22 917 1438
Fax Number: 
+41 22 917 0020
Street Address: 
8-14, avenue de la Paix 1211
City: 
Geneva 10
Country: 
Switzerland

PreventionWeb

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Spanish
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Information provision and referral
Research
Policy development

A website that serves the information needs of the disaster risk reduction community, including the development of information exchange tools to facilitate collaboration. Information regarding the design and development of the project together with background documentation can be accessed here along with some services that have been put in place.

Primary Telephone: 
41 22 917 8898
Email Address: 
isdr@un.org
Street Address: 
Information Management Unit
Addt'l Street Address: 
UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
City: 
Geneva
Country: 
Switzerland
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