The “Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience for Nations and Communities to Disasters” (HFA) calls upon the United Nations system and other international organizations to undertake concrete tasks within their mandates, priorities and resources. The HFA encourages all organizations to incorporate disaster risk considerations systematically in their own strategies, programmes, advocacy, budgets and internal organization and to participate in the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) initiatives. It emphasises strengthening of the United Nations system to assist disaster-prone developing countries with disaster risk reduction initiatives and to support States’ own efforts with technical assistance and capacity development.
GRF Davos takes the lead in establishing and implementing innovative collaborations that enhance Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Research, and cooperations in combating Climate Change and Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD).
A strong link to the United Nations is of special importance to GRF Davos, as international cooperation in particular between developing and developed countries is an essential factor in enhancing sustainable disaster risk management.
Declarations of intent for close collaboration have been signed with the UNESCO -United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UN ISDR - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
Details on the specific UN collaborations are available in the left hand menu bar.