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2004 winner of the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction

Omar Dario Cardona received the award for his global efforts on disaster reduction. Omar Dario Cardona is a Colombian earthquake engineer known internationally for his pioneering approaches to vulnerability reduction and risk management. He has just been selected by a jury composed of representatives of the five continents as the 2004 winner of the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction.
5 Oct 2004 Press release

Interview with Alhasanne Adama Diella, hydro-meteorological expert

An estimated 100 million dollars was needed to fight the swarms of locusts through west Africa in 2004. UNISDR spoke with Alhasanne Adama Diallo, Director of the regional center of the Hydrometeorological Institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control, about the locust problem.
8 Oct 2004 News briefs

2004 International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 Oct 2004 Press release

Natural disasters: rich countries also pay their toll

26 Oct 2004 Press release

Information Note: May-October 2004

Summary of the work of UNISDR secretariat in its mandated areas for the period May-October 2004.
1 Nov 2004 News briefs

The Philippines: yet another tragedy due to environmental degradation

1 Dec 2004 Press release

Regional consultative meeting aims at reducing risk in Central Asia

1 Dec 2004 Press release

Disaster reduction on the agenda of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Buenos Aires

3 Dec 2004 Press release

Bam: one year after - a lesson learned on building reinforcement

20 Dec 2004 Press release

Interview with Julio Kuroiwa, scientific advisor and author

Julio Kuroiwa, is a professor emeritus of the National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru. He has been a consulting engineer for 35 years, and is the author of 100 papers on natural and technological disasters. He has written four books on disaster prevention and risk reduction. In 1990, his contributions were recognized when he was awarded the United Nations Sasakawa Award for disaster reduction. We asked him a few questions while he was visiting Geneva to present a new English version of his book “Disaster reduction: Living in harmony with nature”.
27 Dec 2004 News briefs

Indian Ocean countries unprepared for ten metre "walls of water" that wiped out coastal communities following Asia earthquake

27 Dec 2004 Press release

UN join forces to implement early warning systems in tsunami-ravaged countries

29 Dec 2004 Press release

10 preliminary lessons learned from the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004

7 Jan 2005 Press release

Interview with Jose Rubiera, meteorologist from Cuba

Jose Rubiera is the director of the Centro Nacional de pronosticos del Instituto de Meteorologia de Cuba and the weather forecaster for the main Cuban TV channel. UNISDR asked him a few questions about the importance of communication in disaster reduction, a topic that will be discussed at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe next January.
10 Jan 2005 News briefs

Remembering Kobe: ten years later

17 Jan 2005 Press release

World Conference on Disaster Reduction opens in Kobe

18 Jan 2005 Press release

Know risk or no risk? UN launches guide on disaster risk reduction

19 Jan 2005 Press release

Global Early Warning System launched at conference on disaster reduction

19 Jan 2005 Press release

UN to coordinate Early Warning System for Indian Ocean

20 Jan 2005 Press release

Nations call for safer hospitals and schools to prepare for disasters

21 Jan 2005 Press release

UN conference on disaster reduction concludes; adopts plan of action for next ten years

22 Jan 2005 Press release

World Conference on Disaster Reduction, 18 – 22 January 2005, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

阪神淡路大震災から10年たった兵庫県神戸市で、1月18日から22日まで「国連防災世界会議(WCDR)」が開かれました。 Through its resolution A/RES/58/214, the United Nations General Assembly convened a World Conference on Disaster Reduction, to be held in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, from 18 to 22 January 2005.
1 Feb 2005 News briefs

26 December tsunami provokes high jump in disaster death figures

17 Feb 2005 Press release

Tsunami: a technical seminar in Tokyo before Paris

18 Feb 2005 Press release

Meeting in Paris to plan tsunami early warning system

1 Mar 2005 Press release

International Women's Day high level panel - statement by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

8 Mar 2005 Statements & speeches

Paris meeting commits to development of Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system

11 Mar 2005 Press release

Disaster risk reduction essential for sustainable development

22 Mar 2005 Press release

Heightened awareness allows effective evacuations following Sumatra earthquake

29 Mar 2005 Press release

Meeting in Mauritius for a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean

12 Apr 2005 Press release
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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