Outline of International Programme on Landslides

Outline of International Programme on Landslides

The International Programme on Landslides (IPL) was launched to create a new global multidisciplinary programme on landslides at the first session of Board of Representatives of ICL (BOR/ICL) at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, in November 2002. The Programme was developed to a global cooperation programme through the thematic session on landslides in the second United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR), Kobe, Japan in January 2015. The IPL was defined and established by the 2006 Tokyo Action Plan “Strengthening Research and Learning on Landslides and Related Earth System Disasters for Global Risk Preparedness”, the output of the Tokyo Round Table Discussion “Strengthening Research and Learning on Earth System Risk Analysis and Sustainable Disaster Management within UN-ISDR as Regards Landslides” held at the United Nations University, Tokyo, from 18th to 20th January, 2006. In 2006, the International Consortium on Landslides exchanged Memorandum of Understandings to promote IPL with each of ICL supporting organizations: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations University (UNU), International Council for Science (ICSU), and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).
The IPL is managed by the IPL Global Promotion Committee (IPL-GPC), which consists of all of ICL member organizations, five UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UNISDR, UNU), two global stakeholders in Science and Technologies (ICSU and WFEO) and the International Union of Geological Science (IUGS). The Secretariat of IPL is the IPL World Centre, hosted by ICL. 
The activities of IPL include many ofIPL projects which are numerous, editing and publication of LandslidesJournal of the International Consortium on Landslides”, identification and coordination of World Centres of Excellence on Landslide Risk Reduction(WCoEs(15 Centres in 2012), organization of a World Landslide Forum (WLF) every three years (WLF 1 at UNU in Tokyo, 2008, WLF 2 at FAO in Rome, 2011, WLF 3 in Beijing 2014 and WLF 4 in Ljubljana 2017).
IPL projects are proposed by one or more ICL members or by IPL-Global Promotion Committee by submitting the IPL project proposal form by 30 March every year. Proposal form will be evaluated by IPL Evaluation Committee. Proposer or a member of the project is requested to orally explain the project in the IPL-GPC which will be organized together with the Board of Representatives (BOR) of ICL every year. IPL-GPC will decide the approval of proposed project based on the evaluation committee report, oral presentation and discussion. Each IPL Project leader with ongoing status is requested to submit the annual report of the project by 30 March every year.