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WCDRR 2015


Nominations now open for the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction

Nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for DRR are now open for individuals or groups of people providing extraordinary leadership in creating a safe, healthy, wealthy and resilient future for the planet. Learn more...

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Success of the HFA

Celebrating the successes of HFA

Kyrgyz Republic assesses over 3,000 schools

The major push for disaster-safe schools in the Kyrgyz Republic perfectly illustrates how good risk information can focus political will and help direct resources towards reducing underlying risk factors. Learn more...

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App Challenge

Ten Essentials App Challenge

Ten Essentials APP Challenge

Design an app based on the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient that supports urban risk reduction and is useful to specific community members or everyday citizens. Campaign partner Esri will present one $10,000 award for the best professional/scientific app and one $10,000 award for the best consumer/public-facing app.

The submission deadline is 27 August, 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Winners will be announced on 15 September 2014.

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UN in Action

UN and DRR

UN adopts the UN Plan of Action on DRR for Resilience. Twelve UN organizations, FAO, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHABITAT, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP, WMO, WHO, UNESCO and the World Bank have prioritized DRR within their 2014-2017 strategic work plans.

The UN Development Group (UNDG) has already anchored the commitments made in the UN Plan of Action, in the job description of UN Resident Coordinators and the monitoring of the UN development work in countries.

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