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2004 winner of the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction

Omar Dario Cardona received the award for his global efforts on disaster reduction. Omar Dario Cardona is a Colombian earthquake engineer known internationally for his pioneering approaches to vulnerability reduction and risk management. He has just been selected by a jury composed of representatives of the five continents as the 2004 winner of the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction.
5 Oct 2004 Press release

Haiti: poverty generates disasters

24 Sep 2004 Press release

254 million people affected by natural hazards in 2003: figures on the rise

16 Sep 2004 Press release

UNESCO International Conference on Education - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

9 Sep 2004 Statements & speeches

Cuba: a model in hurricane risk management

1 Sep 2004 Press release

Living with risk: a hundred positive examples of how people are making the world safer

14 Jul 2004 Press release

20th session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - address by Salvano Briceno, Director, UNISDR

16 Jun 2004 Statements & speeches

Integrating disaster risk reduction into development: a challenge for the future

4 Apr 2004 Press release

Public forum on catastrophic floods - statement by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

23 Mar 2004 Statements & speeches

Living with floods: UN guidelines offer decision-makers hope to reduce flood losses

22 Mar 2004 Press release

UNDP launch of Global Report "Reducing disaster risk" - speech by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

3 Feb 2004 Statements & speeches

Can we avoid another Bam tragedy in the future?

9 Jan 2004 Press release

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Reduction

11 Dec 2003 Press release

International Day for Disaster Reduction turns the tide on water-related disasters

8 Oct 2003 Press release

2003 UN Sasakawa Award recognizes global efforts in disaster reduction

Ms. Esther Tadzong of the Global Centre for Compliance, Hazard and Disaster Management in Cameroon is the 2003 UN Sasakawa Laureate for Disaster Reduction for her efforts in raising awareness and promoting community involvement in preparing for imminent disasters.
8 Oct 2003 Press release

Heat wave in Europe in 2003: new data shows Italy as the most affected country

15 Sep 2003 Press release

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction celebrates World Water Day 2003

22 Mar 2003 Press release

Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction - address by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR

16 Jan 2003 Statements & speeches

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
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