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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

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

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

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

17 Apr 2007 Press release

UNISDR calls for urgent action to reduce vulnerability to climate change

6 Apr 2007 Press release

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

1 Apr 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

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

1 Mar 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

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

7 Feb 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

Three European countries among the top ten deadliest disasters of 2006

29 Jan 2007 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

ISDR urges more climate change action

24 Nov 2006 Press release

More commitment needed to reduce the risk and impact of disasters

10 Oct 2006 Press release

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

3 Oct 2006 Press release

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

29 Aug 2006 Press release

Education and knowledge can save lives

25 Aug 2006 Press release

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

2 Aug 2006 Press release

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

15 Jun 2006 Press release

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

5 Jun 2006 Statements & speeches

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

30 May 2006 Statements & speeches

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

23 May 2006 Press release

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

100th anniversary San Francisco: "Too many children are killed in schools when disasters strike"

19 Apr 2006 Press release

Disasters increase by 18 per cent, but death rates drop

30 Jan 2006 Press release

"Governments must accelerate their efforts to make disaster risk reduction a national priority"

18 Jan 2006 Press release

African solidarity strengthens disaster risk reduction

5 Dec 2005 Press release

Interview with Yann Arthus Bertrand, internationally renowned aerial photographer

Yann Arthus Bertrand worked with UNISDR to create a 2006 calendar that contains photographs highlighting the need for disaster risk reduction. UNISDR asked Yann some questions about his photography and interest in disaster preparedness.
22 Nov 2005 News briefs

Internationally renowned aerial photographer joins forces with ISDR to promote disaster risk reduction

22 Nov 2005 Press release
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