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The international conference of building resilience  outcomes are being used to support the 2010-2011 United Nations World Disaster Reduction campaign 'Making Cities Resilient', which addresses issues of local governance and urban risk while drawing upon previous ISDR Campaigns on safer schools and hospitals, as well as on the sustainable urbanisations principles developed in the UN-Habitat World Urban campaign 2009-2013.

The Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, UK is offering its support to the Ministry of Disaster Management with a view to incorporating the conference outcomes in the local government joint action plan to tackle hazard risk in Sri Lanka, which was launched in July 2011. The plan identifies key priority activities that follow the 'Ten Essentials' of the 'Making Cities Resilient' campaign. The action plan will be implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Council.

Please visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1759-5908&volume=2&issue=2&articleid=1939789&show=html  for a linked news article.  Further information on the launch campaign is available here.

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