WCDRR 2015


Development of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

On 8 August 2014, the co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction released the pre-zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

Read the pre-zero draft

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Success of the HFA

Celebrating the successes of HFA

Bank chief urges business to lend its resilience wisdom

Banking executive Adrian Hughes believes governments have a lot to learn from business in terms of the private sectors knowledge and innovation in bouncing back quickly. “We need to look at those businesses that have lasted a couple of generations and ask ourselves: ‘what are they doing and how can we learn from them’,” the Fiji-based financier said. 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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