Presentation of 'World development report 2014'

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); World Bank, the (WB)
Date:
20 Nov 2013
Location:
Switzerland (Geneva)
Venue:
Room VIII at the Palais des Nations, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The World Bank Office in Geneva will co-host the presentation of the "World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development" with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

As we all recognize, the world has suffered a multitude of crises in recent years. How can people, communities, and countries become more resilient to risks? The WDR 2014 argues that the inability to manage risk properly poses significant obstacles to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity. It shows that effective risk management can be a powerful instrument for development by saving lives, averting economic losses, unleashing opportunities, and helping people build better, more secure futures.

How to register

Those who would like to attend the WDR 2014 presentation and do not have UN Badge, in addition to registering please also fill out the included UN registration form and bring a printed copy with you on the day to the Security at Pregny Entrance Gate at the Palais des Nations.

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Themes:
Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience
Countries:
Switzerland
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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