Resiliency - A Global Movement
The concept of community resiliency was borne out of the broad-reaching concerns regarding human-induced climate change and social consequences of natural disasters. The modern resiliency movement can trace its roots to December 1999, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and formed the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Secretariat to ensure its implementation. UNISDR was formed to implement the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters." Read more about the Hyogo Framework and its three main goals.