WCDRR 2015


WCDRR: The countdown begins!

Are you ready for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) on 14 March 2015? All WCDRR sessions are now defined. Share your ideas with us. Learn more...

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Success of the HFA

Celebrating the successes of HFA

Ecuador invests in disaster risk reduction both politically and financially

A cost-benefit analysis of Ecuador's investment in DRR has shown that every $1 spent on prevention generated $9.5 in eventual savings. “That is a 1,000% return for the population,” said Ecuadorian Deputy Foreign Minister Leonardo Arízaga Schmegel (in line with Priority 1 of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the global agreement on reducing disaster risk). Learn more...

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IDDR 2014

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2014

Older people and disasters

This year, the focus of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR 2014) is on older people, including their needs and contributions towards better planning and understanding of disaster risk in their communities.

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UN in Action

UN and DRR

Feature Organization: UN Food and Agriculture Organization

In line with the priorities set out in the Hyogo Framework for Action, FAO promotes an interdisciplinary and programmatic approach to disaster risk reduction by integrating agriculture and natural resource management sectors to cope more effectively with disaster risks that threaten the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, foresters, pastoralists and fishers.

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