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Side Event on South Eastern Europe and Disaster Risk Reduction, 17 June 2009, Global Platform, Geneva (Switzerland)

26 Jun 2009 News briefs

Chair’s Summary of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

25 Jun 2009 News briefs

Risk reduction conference ends with call to halve disaster related deaths by 2015

 

The Global Platform ended today with participants from more than 300 regional/national organizations and governments urging political leaders to implement measures to halve the number of deaths from natural hazards by 2015.

 

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19 Jun 2009 News briefs

The Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction goes carbon neutral

17 Jun 2009 News briefs

Governments ‘must invest today for safer tomorrow' – the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction opens in Geneva

 

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction opens in Geneva

Leaders and representatives from some 165 Governments gathering here today for the 2009 Global Platform on Disaster Reduction will be urged to ‘invest today for a safer tomorrow’ – or face much harder decisions in the years to come.

16 Jun 2009 News briefs

Indonesian scientist Eko Teguh Paripurno wins 2009 UN Sasakawa Award

The 2009 laureate for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is geologist Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno. He receives the award - valued at US$ 50,000 - for his lifetime contribution and his outstanding commitment to reduce disaster risk and building capacity at the community level in Indonesia, one of the countries most vulnerable to multiple hazards.
16 Jun 2009 Press release

Global Platform for Disaster Reduction

16 Jun 2009 News briefs

Where are the safest places on earth from sudden onset hazard?

15 Jun 2009 News briefs

Global Platform: Special events to highlight projects and achievements

9 Jun 2009 News briefs

World Environment Day - Ecosystems decline together with climate change will make disasters worse

5 Jun 2009 News briefs

Global Platform 'shaping up well' - Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström

2 Jun 2009 News briefs

The second session of the Global Platform to be carbon neutral

29 May 2009 News briefs

World’s DRR community gathers in Geneva for ‘pivotal’ conference

26 May 2009 News briefs

Regional launch program for Global Assessment Report in full swing

26 May 2009 News briefs

IPCC to undertake a special report on risk reduction and management

26 May 2009 News briefs

Event : 2009 Global assesment report on disaster risk reduction launch : Bangkok, Thailand : 25th May

The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction launched for the first time internationally in Bahrain on 17-18 May by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki -moon will be launched regionally in Bangkok on 25 May 2009, at the United Nations Conference Centre, in presence of senior officials from the Regional Organisations, Government of Thailand, senior representatives from the UN Agencies, International Financial Institutions, and the Civil Society, followed by a discussion on the implications of the Reports? findings for the Asia and the Pacific.


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25 May 2009 News briefs

Global Assessment Report launches in full swing

20 May 2009 News briefs

Implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action in Europe: advances and challenges

19 May 2009 News briefs

ASEAN, UN and World Bank to collaborate in reducing disaster risk

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR), with the World Bank and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced a joint cooperation, during the Bali Disaster Risk Reduction Forum.


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19 May 2009 News briefs

The structure, role and mandate of civil protection in disaster risk reduction for South Eastern Europe

15 May 2009 News briefs

2nd Africa Regional Platform: Participants Accept Recommendations to the 2009 Global Platform

11 May 2009 News briefs

Video : 2009 Global assesment report (GAR)

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1 May 2009 News briefs

Second Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Consultative Meeting, 5-7 May 2009, Nairobi, Kenya

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) have the pleasure to announce the Second Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Consultative Meeting scheduled from 5 to 7 May 2009 at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya.
30 Apr 2009 News briefs

World Health Day 2009 focuses on safe health facilities

WHO's theme for World Health Day 2009 is "Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies", reinforcing the message of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 'Hospitals safe from disasters', being led by UNISDR, WHO and the World Bank from 2008-2009.
6 Apr 2009 News briefs

Why do people die in earthquakes? Buildings are the main killers

The 6.3-magnitude quake that struck Italy early this morning is confirmation, once again that Europe is not immune from powerful earthquakes. The intensity of the Italian earthquake was 6.3 on the Richter scale comparable to the May 2006 earthquake in Indonesia island of Java, which killed more than 5000 people in the city of Yogyakarta.
6 Apr 2009 Press release

ISDR Highlights March 09

Highlights this month include the launch of the Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Platform for the Americas, the World Water Forum's six urgent recommendations for reducing disaster risk, and this year's World Health Day focus on keeping health facilities safe during emergencies.
31 Mar 2009 Newsletter

UNFCCC summary of disaster risk workshop now available

Recommendations on climate-related hazards, and sectoral and national level planning, are available in a summary of a recent UNFCCC technical workshop on disaster risk. The workshop looked at integrating climate risk assessment and management and disaster risk reduction into national policies and programmes.
16 Mar 2009 News briefs

Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP), 23-24 Mar 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand

The first meeting of the IAP in 2009 will focus on preparations for the Second Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be held in Geneva Switzerland in June 2009.
16 Mar 2009 News briefs

Disaster statistics in Europe: Floods, droughts and storms are a major threat

"Europe suffers significantly from disasters in both human and economic terms. Among them, European Union countries have chalked up major losses due to climate related disasters in the last decades and have already faced major storms and severe winter conditions since January this year" said today the Belgian WHO collaborating Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) in a joint press conference with the Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
9 Mar 2009 Press release

ISDR Highlights February 09

Highlights this month include new commitments from African parliamentarians to move the climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) agenda forward, and fresh moves from the European Commission towards a strategic DRR approach.
27 Feb 2009 Newsletter
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