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Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Assessing Disaster Damages and Losses in Development

A four day workshop was held between the 14 th and 17 th of April in Dakar, Senegal bringing together DRR focal points from over 30 countries in Sub Saharan Africa including government officials (National Platform/HFA Focal Points/Ministry of Finance senior members), World Bank and UNDP staff, African Union representatives, African Development Bank staff and DRR partner institutions/civil society/academic institutions.
30 Apr 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights April 08

Highlights this month include agreement at the Bangkok Climate Change talks that risk reduction and risk management will be included in the talks in Poznan in December, action in South Asia and Southeast Asia on the Hospitals Safe from Disasters campaign, and a new online Hyogo Framework monitoring tool from UNISDR.
30 Apr 2008 Newsletter

Tackling drought essential for food crisis solution

25 Apr 2008 Press release

Regional Orintation Workshop on the HFA Progress Review, 25th April 2008 Bangkok

The UN/ISDR secretariat in Asia and Pacific and the UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok, will jointly organize the above orientation workshop on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) Progress Review Process in Asia.
21 Apr 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights March 08

Highlights this month include regional launches of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign: Hospitals Safe from Disasters, the launch of the ISDR System Joint Work Programme, and news on national and local level progress on disaster risk reduction throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
31 Mar 2008 Newsletter

Middle East and North Africa Regional Inter-Agency Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment

UN/ISDR held in cooperation with the World Bank and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport the Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment to discuss the critical issue of assessment in risk reduction and to generate technical input to the Second Regional Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Yemen, 19-21 of May 2008.
24 Mar 2008 News briefs

Message on the occasion of International Women’s Day

The crucial role of women in development has long been very clear to the ISDR secretariat, and it is my pleasure on this day to reaffirm the secretariat’s commitment to achieving gender equality in disaster risk reduction.
8 Mar 2008 Statements & speeches

ISDR Highlights February 08

Highlights this month include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's support of the Hyogo Framework at a high level climate change meeting, progress on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction through the UN Development Group, and the launch of a regional task force on Urban Risk Reduction in the Asia Pacific.
29 Feb 2008 Newsletter

Central Asia threatened by floods after severe cold weather

28 Feb 2008 Press release

China's freak snowstorms: the new normal?

6 Feb 2008 Press release

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

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

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

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

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

Asia continues to be hit hardest by disasters

18 Jan 2008 Press release

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

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

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 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

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

23 Nov 2007 Press release

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

13 Nov 2007 Press release

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

2 Nov 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

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

29 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
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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