GFMC and the UN System


ISDR and the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire


UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)

The GFMC has been established in 1998 as a contribution of  Germany to the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) (and its predecessor arrangement, the International Decade for Natural Hazards Reduction – IDNDR). Since 2001 the GFMC is member of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction, served as coordinator of the Working Group on Wildland Fire (2001-2003) and is in charge of coordination of the ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and the ISDR Global Wildland Fire Network:

UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire

The Team of Specialists on Forest Fire was created in the early 1980s and reorganized in 1993 under the leadership of the GFMC until its phasing out in 2014.


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