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ISDR urges every country to implement the Hyogo Framwork for Action to reduce climate-related risks: disaster risk reduction is not an option - it is an urgent priority

10 Aug 2007 Press release

Early warning systems do save lives

21 Aug 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights August 07

Highlights this month include new Hyogo Framework focal points in the Maldives, Thailand and Montenegro, and UNISDR progress on introducing gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction in partnership with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP).
31 Aug 2007 Newsletter

ISDR Highlights September 07

Highlights this month include the schedule for events around the world commemorating the International Day for Disaster Reduction in October, the Mexican response to Hurricane Dean, and news about Turkey's programme for teaching disaster awareness in schools.
28 Sep 2007 Newsletter

2007 UN Sasakawa Award selects two Laureates dedicated to communicating lessons of past disasters

Professor Yoshiaki Kawata from the Disaster Prevention Research Institute in Japan, and Tony Gibbs, a highly respected Caribbean engineer in building safety, have been selected as the two 2007 Sasakawa Laureates.
5 Oct 2007 Press release

Interview with Tony Gibbs: 'The most expensive hospital is the one that fails'

The UN Sasakawa Award Jury has selected Tony Gibbs, a national of Grenada and Barbados currently working with the Pan American Health Organization (World Health Organization in the Americas) on hospital safety, as one of its two 2007 Sasakawa Award Laureates.
10 Oct 2007 News briefs

Interview with Yoshiaki Kawata: 'The Kobe Earthquake museum houses the living memory of what should never happen again.'

Professor Kawata, a prominent professor in the field of disaster risk reduction at Kyoto University, was awarded for his promotion of research and knowledge about past disasters. In particular he has highlighted the bitter lessons learned from the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake (the Kobe Earthquake)...
10 Oct 2007 News briefs

International Day for Disaster Reduction: too many children still threatened by natural hazards

10 Oct 2007 Press release

Kobe City (Hyogo Prefecture) at center of growing international focus on disaster risk reduction

14 Oct 2007 Press release

Kobe City (Hyogo Prefecture) at center of growing international focus on disaster risk reduction

国連国際防災戦略事務局(UNISDR)は、防災に関する広範な経験と専門知識を持つ日本政府および日本の防災関連機関とより密に協力していくため、兵庫県神戸市に国連国際防災戦略兵庫事務所(UNISDR Hyogo Office)を開設することになりました。 The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat is opening a new office, the “UNISDR Hyogo Office” in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.
14 Oct 2007 News briefs

Increasing impact of disasters such as wildfires shows urgent need for better urban planning

29 Oct 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights October 07

Highlights this month include events around the world observing the International Day for Disaster Reduction, and celebration of the achievements of the new Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction Laureates.
31 Oct 2007 Newsletter

We need to do better to protect vulnerable people against "predictable" disasters

2 Nov 2007 Press release

Prevention Web: a new tool to increase knowledge on disaster risk reduction

13 Nov 2007 Press release

UNISDR urges governments at Bali climate change conference to promote adaptation and disaster risk reduction

23 Nov 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights November 07

Highlights this month include the release of the UNISDR Disaster Risk Reduction Global Review, the Delhi Declaration from Asian governments, and the launch of Prevention Web, the new website for the disaster risk reduction community.
30 Nov 2007 Newsletter

Bali Roadmap on Climate Change recognizes importance of disaster risk reduction

The main outcome document of the UNFCCC 13th Conference of the Parties, the Bali Action Plan, sets the path toward a new international climate change agreement. UNISDR is supporting countries in implementing the Bali Action Plan.
17 Dec 2007 News briefs

ISDR Highlights December 07

Highlights this month include recognition of disaster risk reduction in the Bali Roadmap on Climate Change, results of a media workshop at the Bali talks, and consolidation and launching of National Platforms in different regions.
24 Dec 2007 Newsletter

Disaster Figures For 2007

2007 saw a marked increase in the number of floods compared with the average of the last seven years, and Asia was the continent hit hardest by disasters according to figures from the Belgian WHO collaborating Center for Research on epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).
1 Jan 2008 News briefs

Call for contribution

The UNISDR Asia & Pacific is pleased to launch a call for contribution for its annual publication on disaster risk reduction “Disaster Reduction in Asia & Pacific – ISDR Informs: Issue 4, 2008” that will be issued in March 2009 to reflect the status of disaster risk reduction in 2008 in the Asia and Pacific region.
1 Jan 2008 News briefs

Asia continues to be hit hardest by disasters

18 Jan 2008 Press release

Campaign launched on Hospitals Safe from Disasters: "The most expensive hospital is the one that fails"

24 Jan 2008 Press release

Regional launch of the 2008-2009 World Campaign on Disaster Reduction on Hospitals Safe from Disasters

In order to echo the global launch of the World Campaign for Disaster Reduction on “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” that is organized by the secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the World Bank in Davos, Switzerland, in the context of the World Economic Forum, a regional launch of the campaign will be organized by UN/ISDR Asia & Pacific and WHO Regional Offices for South East Asia and Western Pacific on Friday 25 January 2008, 1300-1700, Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
24 Jan 2008 Press release

Campaign Launched on Hospitals Safe from Disasters “The most expensive hospital is the one that fails”

多くの病院や医療施設が毎年、地震やハリケーン、洪水などの自然災害により破壊され、あるいは、損害を受けています。医療施設が破壊されると、何百万もの人々が災害時または災害後において緊急医療を受けることができなくなります。 Hundreds of hospitals and heath facilities are destroyed or damaged every year by disasters caused by natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.
24 Jan 2008 News briefs

UN/ISDR secretariat and WHO Launch the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009 on 25 January 2008 in Davos

The World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009: 'Hospitals Safe from Disasters' is a global campaign being launched in Davos, Switzerland on 25 January, by the secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with support from the World Bank.
28 Jan 2008 News briefs

Disaster Risk Reduction: 2007 Global Review

A radical realignment of priorities in addressing the Hyogo Framework for Action are required if the growing population living in high risk conditions is to be adequately protected, the recently released UN/ISDR’s 2007 Global Review has concluded.
30 Jan 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights January 08

Highlights this month include the launch of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign: Hospitals Safe from Disasters, and new disaster figures for 2007 showing an increase in floods.
31 Jan 2008 Newsletter

World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009

The World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009: 'Hospitals Safe from Disasters' is a global campaign. It was launched in Davos, Switzerland on 25 January, by the secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with support from the World Bank.
1 Feb 2008 News briefs

China's freak snowstorms: the new normal?

6 Feb 2008 Press release

Central Asia threatened by floods after severe cold weather

28 Feb 2008 Press release
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