News Archive

Stay up-to-date with our work and activities with

1111 Items
TitleDateType

Governments meet to discuss disaster risk reduction action plans

1 Dec 2008 Press release

ISDR Highlights November 08

Highlights this month include the appointment of Margareta Wahlström as the new UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and progress on world parliamentarians and local government advocacy for disaster risk reduction.
28 Nov 2008 Newsletter

ISDR Highlights October 08

Highlights this month include a call by parliamentarians to make the Hyogo Framework legally binding, a climate change adaptation declaration by a global women's congress, and worldwide events on the International Day for Disaster Reduction.
31 Oct 2008 Newsletter

International Day for Disaster Reduction: UN rings the alarm on health cost of disasters

8 Oct 2008 Press release

The International Day for Disaster Reduction

8 October 2008 raises the profile of disaster risk reduction, and encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more resilient communities and nations.
8 Oct 2008 News briefs

ISDR System submits adaptation proposal to UNFCCC

On 29 September, the ISDR System submitted a proposal to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in response to the Bali Action Plan’s call for enhanced action on adaptation through consideration of disaster risk reduction strategies, risk management and risk transfer mechanisms...
30 Sep 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights September 08

Highlights this month include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's appeal to member states to use disaster risk reduction for climate change adaptation, and results of the African Drought Risk and Development network and Sino-Africa Forum on Drought Risk Reduction.
30 Sep 2008 Newsletter

UN Secretary-General calls on Member States to use disaster risk reduction for climate change adaptation

To help Member States find solutions to cope with climatic disasters, BAN Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, convened a ministerial meeting in New York on Monday 29th of September...
29 Sep 2008 News briefs

Adapt now to rising floodwaters says UN disaster prevention body

26 Sep 2008 Press release

Traditional knowledge can save lives when disaster strikes

19 Sep 2008 Press release

Disasters trap the poor in a vicous circle of poverty

16 Sep 2008 Press release

IPCC workshop on extreme events management accepted

The 29th session of the IPCC meeting (Geneva, 1-4 September 2008) agreed to hold a scoping workshop on the IPCC Special Report on Managing Extreme Events to Advance Adaptation proposed by Norway and the ISDR system with support from Luxembourg...
4 Sep 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights August 08

Highlights this month include APEC's strategic framework for disaster mitigation, a partnership between Government and academics in China in the wake of the Sichuan earthquake, and the Manila launch of the Hospitals Safe from Disasters campaign.
29 Aug 2008 Newsletter

ISDR Highlights July 08

Highlights this month include the G8+5's adopting of a climate change adaptation paper, a WHO team's plans to investigate hospital safety in the wake of the Sichuan Earthquake, and news on the Hospitals Safe from Disaster campaign in the Middle East region.
31 Jul 2008 Newsletter

First expert working group meeting for 2008-2009 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: "Hospitals Safe from Disasters"

As a follow up WHO-EMRO and UN/ISDR organized a 2 days consultation calling upon the core experts of the region to validate the assessment tool and to finalize the regional framework for implementation. This also lay the platform of coordination among different stakeholders in this massive work.
21 Jul 2008 News briefs

ECO-ISDR workshop on the Global Assessment Report for DRR,Tehran, 1-2 July 2008

The ECO-ISDR workshop on the Global Assessment Report was held in Tehran on the 1st and 2nd July 2008.This work shop was jointly organized by the UN/ISDR and ECO Secretariat in Tehran.
7 Jul 2008 News briefs

Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and lessons Learned from Experiences in the Asia-Pacific Region 2008

Even before we came up with high technology based early warning systems, or standard operating procedures for response, numerous local communities worldwide have prepared, operated, acted, and responded to natural disasters using indigenous methods passed on from one generation to the next.
1 Jul 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights June 08

Highlights this month include the UNFCCC Nairobi Work Programme asking for more input on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, the greenlighting of a major cost-benefit analysis of disaster risk reduction, and the launching of Senegal's national parliamentarian network on disaster risk reduction.
30 Jun 2008 Newsletter

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Consultative Meeting, West Asia, Middle East and North African Region

UN/ISDR, IFRC and AASTMT is arranging the First Consultative Meeting for Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in the West Asia, Middle East and North African region.
30 Jun 2008 News briefs

ASEAN Regional Drawing Competition on Safer Community – Hospital, School and House of My Dream

Joint launch by the UN/ISDR Asia Pacific and ASEAN Secretariat of an ASEAN Regional Drawing Competition on “Safer Community – Hospital, School and House of My Dream” on the occasion of the 2008 ASEAN Day for Disaster Management & International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, 8 October 2008.
2 Jun 2008 News briefs

ISDR Highlights May 08

Highlights this month include calls for better disaster preparedness for hospitals and schools in the wake of the Sichuan earthquake, from WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on World Health Day, and from a Pakistan conference on school safety.
30 May 2008 Newsletter

Poorly constructed buildings kill people during earthquakes

16 May 2008 Press release

Early warning systems can save lives when cyclones strike

6 May 2008 Press release

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
Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Panama City, Panama.

Where We Work

CONNECT WITH US