UN-Oceans Task Forces
Documents / Reports
Updated in September 2013
Task Force on Post-Tsunami Response
Agency: UNESCO - IOC (Focal Point: Patricio Bernal)
Participating Agencies: UNEP / GPA, FAO, World Bank, WMO, IMO,
1. To coordinate the contributions of UN-OCEANS agencies in support
of the establishment of an early warning system in the Indian Ocean.
Activities: UNESCO - IOC will regularly inform UN-OCEANS agencies
on the outcomes of relevant meetings, and solicit input on contributions
from Task Force participants to advance the implementation of the warning
the Establishment of a Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System for the Indian
Ocean. This site, launched on Tuesday 10 February 2005, is intended
to keep you informed about the progress in developing a Regional Tsunami
Warning and Mitigation System for the Indian Ocean. You
may subscribe to this site to receive emails of new content.
2. To provide technical assistance to affected countries through the
development of Key Principles for Reconstruction in affected coastal areas
based on Integrated Coastal Management approaches.
Activities: UNEP/GPA will coordinate the implementation of an action
plan for the application and, in close cooperation with World Bank, development
of the proposed guidelines for reconstruction, as well as additional targeted
guidelines on coastal and oceans aspects, including possibly fisheries,
aquaculture, tourism, water supply and sewage collection, and treatment,
coastal engineering, livelihood, ports management, etc, that may be developed
by other members of UN-OCEANS.
UNEP Asian Tsunami Disaster Site
Bank Tsunami Recovery Activities
Zone Rehabilitation and Management in the Tsunami Affected Region
17th February 2005, Cairo, Egypt.
Principles to Guide the Reconstruction of Coastlines Affected by the Tsunami
3. To act as a clearinghouse mechanism providing information on the
various post-event assessments.
Activities: The Task Force will compile directory-type information
on the various post-event assessments related to natural resources, socio-economic,
livelihoods, and sectoral aspects of ocean and coastal areas that are
being implemented by UN agencies, programmes, and other UN-OCEANS partners.
FAO will develop a clearinghouse mechanism on the UN Atlas of the Ocean
for this information.
List of UN-OCEANS Partners sites on Tsunami-related
4. To coordinate inputs to the ICP and the annual report of the Secretary-General
on oceans and law of the sea on this issue.
Activities: UN-DOALOS will coordinate inputs for all necessary
inter-agency reporting activities.