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Global conference on Preventing Disasters and Minimizing their Consequences at Harvard School of Public Health - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director UNISDR

27 Apr 2006 Statements & speeches

"Building safety should become a priority in countries vulnerable to natural hazards"

23 May 2006 Press release

3rd public symposium on post disaster recovery - opening remarks by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

30 May 2006 Statements & speeches

Ministerial conference for the least development countries - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

5 Jun 2006 Statements & speeches

Global disaster reduction education campaign: "Investing in school safety and disaster risk education pays off"

15 Jun 2006 Press release

Rapid, national, local and community response is key to saving lives during a tsunami

2 Aug 2006 Press release

Education and knowledge can save lives

25 Aug 2006 Press release

"The world needs to draw the lessons of Hurricane Katrina"

29 Aug 2006 Press release

World Bank - ISDR partnership to promote resilience of nations and communities to disasters

3 Oct 2006 Press release

More commitment needed to reduce the risk and impact of disasters

10 Oct 2006 Press release

ISDR urges more climate change action

24 Nov 2006 Press release

ECOWAS Policy and Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Reduction

The 31th Summit of ECOWAS Heads of States held on 19 January 2007 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, adopted the ECOWAS Policy and Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the request of the ECOWAS Secretariat, UN/ISDR Africa provided its support in the development of the Policy framework, whose implementation would focus on areas of importance to the West African situation under the guidance of the Africa Union Strategy for disaster risk reduction and the Hyogo Framework for Action.
15 Jan 2007 News briefs

Three European countries among the top ten deadliest disasters of 2006

29 Jan 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights January 07

Highlights this month include the first consultative meeting of a Media Network for disaster risk reduction, the release of disaster figures for 2006, and the results of an international symposium assessing progress on the Hyogo Framework two years after the World Conference on Disaster Reduction.
31 Jan 2007 Newsletter

Implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action will help reduce the risk of disasters and climate change

7 Feb 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights February 07

Highlights this month include updates on the joint activities of UNISDR and the World Bank to reduce disaster risk, the results of the ProVention annual forum, and the emergence of a European network of National Platforms for disaster risk reduction.
28 Feb 2007 Newsletter

An online game to teach children how to save lives and livelihoods

1 Mar 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights March 07

Highlights this month include new measures by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, to allocate funds to NGO and civil society organizations, the launch of an online game 'Stop Disasters', and national level activities in Burundi, Armenia and Bangladesh.
30 Mar 2007 Newsletter

Madagascar cyclones: UNISDR calls for effective action to face extreme weather events

1 Apr 2007 Press release

UNISDR calls for urgent action to reduce vulnerability to climate change

6 Apr 2007 Press release

Building regional partnerships for reducing disaster risk in Middle East and North Africa

17 Apr 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights April 07

Highlights this month include preparations for the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June, agreement amongst city associations to launch a global forum on disaster risk and megacities, and the World Food Programme's process to comply with the Hyogo Framework.
30 Apr 2007 Newsletter

ISDR Highlights May 07

Highlights this month include the launch of the UNISDR global online library for disaster risk reduction, the release of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change and the launch of an International Centre for Drought Risk Reduction by the Chinese government.
31 May 2007 Newsletter

Information Note: January 06-June 2007

A summary of the work of the UNISDR in its mandated areas, covering the period January 2006-June 2007.
1 Jun 2007 News briefs

First session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: "Our vulnerability to disasters has never been so high," says USG for Humanitarian Affairs

5 Jun 2007 Press release

World experts unite to confront growing risks of disasters

7 Jun 2007 Press release

Floods in Asia and heat waves in Central and South Europe

26 Jun 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights June 07

Highlights this month include the results of the inaugural session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Hyogo Framework consultations for the Asia-Pacific, and the launch of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative.
29 Jun 2007 Newsletter

Stop Disasters Game

The secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction launches an on-line game aimed at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. This initiative comes within the 2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School”.
2 Jul 2007 News briefs

ISDR Highlights July 07

Highlights this month include follow up side-events after the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June, Nepal's national strategy for disaster risk management, and the adoption of disaster risk reduction by the UK development agency DFID as a cross-cutting issue.
31 Jul 2007 Newsletter
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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