WCDRR 2015


Co-Chairs' zero draft released

The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction has been prepared by the co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee to serve as the basis for negotiations during the second session of the Preparatory Committee of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Geneva from 17 to 18 November 2014. Learn more...

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Success of the HFA

Celebrating the successes of HFA

India sets example ahead of World Conference

India has again emerged as a global example of early warning, early action with the timely evacuation of up to 400,000 people ahead of Cyclone Hudhud (in line with Priority 2 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

UN adopts the UN Plan of Action on DRR for Resilience. Thirteen UN organizations, FAO, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHABITAT, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP, WMO, WHO, UNESCO, UNV 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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