The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has made available the book entitled “Management of Disaster Risk Today. Global Contexts, Local Tools”. The publication, available on CD, internet and in print, makes reference to the Hyogo Framework for Action, its objectives, priorities and principles for risk reduction, the natural and social factors which have become threats to human and territorial security, climate change and its implications in Latin America, the Millennium Development Goals, the influence of risk management in the planning of development, of land distribution, communication and public information and so forth. The book (2008) is part of a series of cooperation activities in the area of local risk management and reduction of vulnerability which the International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) and the UN/ISDR in the region are developing. The online version is available in Spanish at the following address: