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Emergency Management/Response

  • Vesela RadovicEmail author
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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) facilitates terminology in this interdisciplinary area based on consultations with experts, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Scientific and Technical Advisory Group, practitioners, and partners to reach consensus on definitions. Hence, the result is the proposed updated terminology on disaster risk reduction. The new definition of the emergency management is now different from the previous proposal. It stated that emergency management represents “the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for addressing all aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and initial recovery steps” (UNISDR 2009). Now the definition for emergency management (EM) is “the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for addressing all aspects of emergencies and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Multidisciplinary ResearchUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Dragan Nonic
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Forestry Economics and OrganisationUniversity of Belgrade - Faculty of ForestryBelgradeSerbia