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Bam: one year after - a lesson learned on building reinforcement

20 Dec 2004 Press release

Interview with Julio Kuroiwa, scientific advisor and author

Julio Kuroiwa, is a professor emeritus of the National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru. He has been a consulting engineer for 35 years, and is the author of 100 papers on natural and technological disasters. He has written four books on disaster prevention and risk reduction. In 1990, his contributions were recognized when he was awarded the United Nations Sasakawa Award for disaster reduction. We asked him a few questions while he was visiting Geneva to present a new English version of his book “Disaster reduction: Living in harmony with nature”.
27 Dec 2004 News briefs

Indian Ocean countries unprepared for ten metre "walls of water" that wiped out coastal communities following Asia earthquake

27 Dec 2004 Press release

UN join forces to implement early warning systems in tsunami-ravaged countries

29 Dec 2004 Press release

10 preliminary lessons learned from the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004

7 Jan 2005 Press release

Interview with Jose Rubiera, meteorologist from Cuba

Jose Rubiera is the director of the Centro Nacional de pronosticos del Instituto de Meteorologia de Cuba and the weather forecaster for the main Cuban TV channel. UNISDR asked him a few questions about the importance of communication in disaster reduction, a topic that will be discussed at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe next January.
10 Jan 2005 News briefs

Remembering Kobe: ten years later

17 Jan 2005 Press release

World Conference on Disaster Reduction opens in Kobe

18 Jan 2005 Press release

Know risk or no risk? UN launches guide on disaster risk reduction

19 Jan 2005 Press release

Global Early Warning System launched at conference on disaster reduction

19 Jan 2005 Press release

UN to coordinate Early Warning System for Indian Ocean

20 Jan 2005 Press release

Nations call for safer hospitals and schools to prepare for disasters

21 Jan 2005 Press release

UN conference on disaster reduction concludes; adopts plan of action for next ten years

22 Jan 2005 Press release

26 December tsunami provokes high jump in disaster death figures

17 Feb 2005 Press release

Tsunami: a technical seminar in Tokyo before Paris

18 Feb 2005 Press release

Meeting in Paris to plan tsunami early warning system

1 Mar 2005 Press release

Paris meeting commits to development of Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system

11 Mar 2005 Press release

Disaster risk reduction essential for sustainable development

22 Mar 2005 Press release

Heightened awareness allows effective evacuations following Sumatra earthquake

29 Mar 2005 Press release

Meeting in Mauritius for a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean

12 Apr 2005 Press release

International Year of Microcredit: an opportunity to explore the impact of micro finance on disaster reduction

26 May 2005 Press release

ISDR joins Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union to boost information and education on disasters

10 Jun 2005 Press release

Early warning system in the Indian Ocean: one of the main achievements, six months after the tsunami tragedy

22 Jun 2005 Press release

G8 calls for more effective strategy to reduce disasters worldwide

11 Jul 2005 Press release

Annan issues report on strengthening global, regional response in tsunami's wake

UN News Service. Ahead of tomorrow's address to the Economic and Social Council by former United States President Bill Clinton, United Nations Special Envoy overseeing recovery efforts from December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has issued his recommendations on how national, global and regional responses to natural disasters can be improved.
13 Jul 2005 News briefs

Hurricane season: "Preparation is key," says Salvano Briceño from ISDR

19 Jul 2005 Press release

Third international warning conference to be held in Bonn next Month

26 Jul 2005 Press release

Indian monsoon in Mumbai: landslides were the main killers

29 Jul 2005 Press release

Fires in Portugal: "There is a need for stronger cooperation between countries."

23 Aug 2005 Press release

Floods in Switzerland and Central Europe: "We should never forget that we are all vulnerable to natural hazards."

24 Aug 2005 Press release
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