What is Social Protection?

Disaster risk management

"Disaster risk management is the application of disaster risk reduction policies and strategies to prevent new disaster risk, reduce existing disaster risk and manage residual risk, contributing to the strengthening of resilience and reduction of disaster losses.

Annotation: Disaster risk management actions can be distinguished between prospective disaster risk management, corrective disaster risk management and compensatory disaster risk management, also called residual risk management".

Source: United Nations. 2016. "Report of the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction". Seventy-first session
Agenda item 19c - Sustainable development: disaster risk reduction
. UN. <https://www.preventionweb.net/files/50683_oiewgreportenglish.pdf>. Accessed 26 October 2020.