Evidence, monthly UNISDR newsletter: issue 14, December 2012

This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström’s view on the implementation plan and governance model for the Global Framework for Climate Services; (ii) disaster trends in 2012 across Asia, the world's most disaster-prone region; (iii) 2013 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction; (iv) Japan’s commitment to host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015; (v) a major UNISDR-led initiative to develop a UN strategic plan of action for disaster risk reduction and resilience; (vi) UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström’s visit to Sandy-affected communities; (vii) Abdel Malick, the first woman to take office as a Mayor in Mauritania, and her stature as a champion for resilience and disaster risk reduction; (viii) the 5th anniversary of the launch of PreventionWeb; (ix) Third Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, held in Santiago, Chile; (x) improved performance of early warning systems in the Philippines; (xi) Leadership Development Forum on Mainstreaming Adaptation and Disaster Reduction into Development (MADRiD), organized by UNISDR and held in Incheon, Republic of Korea; (xii) key role played by social media in promoting 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), held in October; (xiii) a new UNISDR report on the huge challenges faced by medium-sized African towns struggling with disaster management.

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