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Yokohoma Strategy

The first World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, convened inYokohama, Japan from 23 to 27 May, at the mid-point of e International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (1990-2000). Calling for development of a "global culture of prevention" and improved risk assessment, broader monitoring and communication of warnings, the Conference adopted the Yokohama Strategy for a Safer World: Guidelines for Natural Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Mitigation.

The document is divided in three parts:

  • Part I describes the principles on which a disaster reduction strategy should be based.
  • Part II is a plan of action agreed upon by all member states of the United Nations
  • Part III gives some guidelines concerning the follow-up of action.

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