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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

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

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

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

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

Early warning systems do save lives

21 Aug 2007 Press release

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

ISDR Highlights July 07

Highlights this month include follow up side-events after the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June, Nepal's national strategy for disaster risk management, and the adoption of disaster risk reduction by the UK development agency DFID as a cross-cutting issue.
31 Jul 2007 Newsletter

Stop Disasters Game

The secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction launches an on-line game aimed at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. This initiative comes within the 2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School”.
2 Jul 2007 News briefs

ISDR Highlights June 07

Highlights this month include the results of the inaugural session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Hyogo Framework consultations for the Asia-Pacific, and the launch of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative.
29 Jun 2007 Newsletter

Floods in Asia and heat waves in Central and South Europe

26 Jun 2007 Press release

World experts unite to confront growing risks of disasters

7 Jun 2007 Press release

First session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: "Our vulnerability to disasters has never been so high," says USG for Humanitarian Affairs

5 Jun 2007 Press release

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
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