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WORLD CONFERENCE ON DISASTER REDUCTION: In February 2004, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 58/214, in which it decided to convene the WCDR, scheduled to be held from 18-22 January 2005, in Kobe-Hyogo, Japan.
The objectives of the WCDR are to:
the review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action
with a view to updating the guiding framework on
disaster reduction for the 21st century;
identify specific activities aimed at ensuring the implementation of relevant provisions of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), adopted in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD);
share best practices and lessons learned to support and facilitate disaster reduction within the context of attaining sustainable development, and identify gaps and challenges;
increase awareness of the importance of disaster reduction policies to facilitate and promote the implementation of those policies; and
increase the reliability and availability of appropriate disaster-related information to the public and disaster management agencies in all regions, as set out in the relevant provisions of the JPOI.
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