Emergency Management derives much of its authority from the law. In some cases, Emergency Management wouldn’t exist without it. This is readily prevalent in various countries throughout the globe who are now considering their statutory framework for disaster response (See https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2020/06/597435/case-new-law-manage-disasters).
With that, the 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action (superseded by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction) was adopted by 168 Nations. For most Domestic Emergency Management programs, this isn’t mentioned, but it is somewhat similar to what NIMS did for the United States.
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