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89 (V). Environmental aspects of natural disaster prevention and preparedness

The Governing Council,

Recalling ' earlier General Assembly resolutions 2816 (xxvi) of 14 December 1971 and 34 0 (XXX) of 9 December 1975 requesting the United Nations organs and other of bodies concerned to co-operate with the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator in the formulation of an international strategy for natural

disaster prevention and preparedness, Bearing in mind Governing Council decision 61 (IV) of 13 April 1976,

the report of the Executive Director on the review of the priority subject area "natural disasters", 3-8/

Commending the efforts of the Executive Director in promoting interagency co-operation, especially with the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and other relevant bodies,

Lets the Executive Director to continue co-operation and joint programming in the field of disaster prevention and preparedness with the various United Nations agencies and bodies, such as the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs,

2.Urges the Executive Director to focus the particular attention of the programme on an early warning system for prevention of and preparedness for natural disasters and activities geared to limiting their environmental impact;

3. Further requests the Executive Director to collaborate with the various United Nations agencies and bodies concerned in revising the plan of action on the environmental aspects of natural disasters on the basis of the Level One review, on and to inform the Governing Council at its sixth session of progress achieved.

The Governing Council,

Considering the need for better facilities to promote the rapid development of environmental education and training in the developing countries.