Signed in Paris, UNESCO, on 24 April 2008

The objective of the Memorandum of Co-operation is to establish a working framework to organise and develop collaboration between the Council of Europe and the UN/ISDR oriented towards achieving regional support for disaster risk reduction.

Both Organisations have identified in particular the following areas of co-operation:

  • reduction of vulnerability, risk mapping, and early warning
  • establishment, strengthening and networking of national platforms for disaster risk reduction in the member states of the Council of Europe to reduce vulnerability and the risks of disasters
  • education and knowledge on disaster risk reduction
  • mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into sustainable development plans and initiatives
  • ensure follow-up on reporting of information on achievements in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) through national platforms and/or Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) focal points

Visual EUR-OPA Major Hazards