11. Gordon A.Yu. Public Health as UN Policy Priority in Reducing the Risk of Disasters

UDK 614.8:614.2

PP. 47–51

WHO Country Office in the Republic of Khazakhstan, Astana, Republic of Khazakhstan

A brief overview of the most significant UN documents on natural disaster risk reduction adopted over the past 30 years is presented. The main provisions of the Sendai Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction for 2015–2030 are analyzed with an emphasis on provisions reflecting various aspects of the protection of life and health of people in emergency situations.

Keywords: emergencies, human life, natural disasters (disasters)public health, Sendai Declaration, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN documents on disaster risk reduction


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