"Objective: To strengthen the capacity of the United Nations system to coordinate and support humanitarian assistance for disaster reduction and response through:
Integration of programme, resource management and coordination, and
Streamlining and standardization of operational, administrative and financial
practices related to disaster reduction and response."
+Peek, Lori (Editor), Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design, Special Issue: Children and Disasters Children, Youth and Environments Journal, v. 18, no.1 (2008)
This special issue includes a collection of 20 papers from around the world, 4 book reviews, a media review and and an annotated compilation of resources focusing on children and youth before, during and after disasters occur.
"The Secretary-General proposed a number of reforms which, in particular, would enhance the capacity of the United Nations to respond promptly and comprehensively to situations of mass exodus, whether arising from armed conflict or from massive natural disasters like the tsunamis of 4 December 2004."—Summary. Although the report focuses on human rights, Part VI specifcially addresses mass exoduses caused by natural disasters.