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Germany’s Global Fire Monitoring Centre Receives United Nations Sasakawa Award For Disaster Reduction

The United Nations has awarded the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction to the Global Fire Monitoring Centre (GFMC), Fire Ecology Research Group, Max Planck Institute of Freiburg University, Germany, for its outstanding work in the field of wildfire prevention.
7 Oct 2002 News briefs

World Meteorological Day: reducing vulnerability to weather and climate extremes - statement by Kenzo Oshima, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

22 Mar 2002 Statements & speeches

2nd Asian meeting on the UNISDR - statement by Kenzo Oshima, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

24 Jan 2002 Statements & speeches

2001 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction ceremony - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

Mr. Goldammer, we are pleased to hand over to you, as the representative of the Global Fire Monitoring Centre of Freiburg, Germany, the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction for the excellent work carried out by GFMC in the field of wildfire reduction, together with a cheque of 50,000 USD which will, hopefully contribute to pursue your efforts of investigation for an increased protection of populations against the impact of disasters.
10 Oct 2001 Statements & speeches

5th session of the Conference to Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

10 Oct 2001 Statements & speeches

ECOSOC: Implementation of ISDR - statement by Kenzo Oshima, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

25 Jul 2001 Statements & speeches

UN panel discussion on "Natural disasters, preparedness and response" - statement by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

11 Jul 2001 Statements & speeches

12th Civil Defence World Conference - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

25 Jun 2001 Statements & speeches

UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States is looking for a consultant "on-site" with expertise in information management and advocacy actions.

UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States is looking for a consultant "on-site" with expertise in information management and advocacy actions. this assignment is based in UNISDR Cairo office with focus on strengthening information management on disaster risk reduction trends, news, contacts and developments in the Arab Region.
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Luxembourg and UNISDR sign cooperation agreement

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, and Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Marie-Josée Jacobs, today signed a four-year Cooperation Agreement.
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