UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund,UNISDR, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
This publication provides a brief overview of major hazards and disaster risks in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It presents a snapshot of national disaster risk reduction structures and key legislations. It also briefly outlines disaster risk reduction activities related to education undertaken by national agencies and activities by UNISDR and UNICEF. The report focuses on the importance of education in disaster prevention and makes recommendations on how to support and build on local and national initiatives to reduce the risk of disasters through education. The publication is the outcome of a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEECIS), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) offices for Europeand Central Asia.