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Bringing DRR to the local-level in Asia and the Pacific

Delegates at the ISDR-Asia Partnership Forum, a two-day gathering of 100 representatives from 20 governments, intergovernmental organizations, stakeholder groups, the United Nations and international organizations, organized by UNISDR Asia Pacific Office, agree that countries in the region need to accelerate action to reduce disaster risks and achieve the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

14 Dec 2018 News briefs

Philippines: private sector leads on DRR

ARISE Philippines launches a new business continuity facility for SMEs exposed to disasters.

6 Dec 2018 News briefs

UN highlights urgent need to tackle man-made and technological hazards

UNISDR and partners today launched an "Implementation Guide for Man-made and Technological Hazards" to support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

4 Dec 2018 News briefs

Partnership mechanism supports Sendai Framework

UNISDR launches a new partnership engagement mechanism to encourage cohesive and inclusive stakeholder support to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

4 Dec 2018 News briefs

Global Platform calls for innovation

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has called for innovative ideas and approaches for DRR to be showcased at its most prominent conference, the Global Platform. The 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be the first to feature a dedicated Innovation Platform. The aim is to attract, showcase and display applications of new and innovative approaches in disaster risk reduction.

26 Nov 2018 News briefs

Major award for GEM's work on earthquake risk

GEM, an initiative to improve understanding of earthquake risk has received a major award at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.

23 Nov 2018 News briefs

Rome Declaraton on DRR adopted

The Rome Declaration was adopted today at the close of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, spelling out the challenges facing the region.

23 Nov 2018 News briefs

Italy's PM: DRR 'fundamental for all governments'

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, delivered a ringing endorsement of the Sendai Framework today in his opening speech to the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.

22 Nov 2018 News briefs

Mexico launches public-private network for DRR

Mexican companies and businesses have joined the first Mexican Network of the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) and agreed to work together to build a more resilient Mexico against disasters. Mexico ranks among the countries most exposed to disasters in Latin America and the fifth in terms of economic losses.  

22 Nov 2018 News briefs

2019 Sasakawa Award nominations open

Nominations for the 2019 Sasakawa Award are now open. The Award will recognize individuals, organizations and initiatives that have best contributed to ensuring inclusive, accessible and non-discriminatory participation in disaster risk reduction activities for all sections of society, especially the poor.

22 Nov 2018 News briefs

Europe's concern over emerging risks

A High Level Roundtable raised concerns today about new and emerging risks at the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction in Rome.

22 Nov 2018 News briefs

Science Expo 2018: Science and DRR

UNISDR and partners organised a science workshop in the sidelines of the Indonesian Science Expo, to strengthen, empower and mobilize young scientists to contribute to advancing disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific.

20 Nov 2018 News briefs

Progress under spotlight at Resilience Week

Barcelona Resilience Week, a week of events and debates dedicated to sharing and advancing resilience best practice, has kicked off with speakers highlighting a shift in thinking in recent years about how to approach the question of resilience.

14 Nov 2018 News briefs

City resilience efforts to step up

Members of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign shave pledged to step up their efforts on collaboration and knowledge sharing to support more cities in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, at a recent meeting of the Steering Committee in the sidelines of Barcelona Resilience Week.

13 Nov 2018 News briefs

Germany gives € 5 million for Sendai Framework implementation

The German Government has announced strong support for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses, including €5 million for implementation over the next three years.

9 Nov 2018 News briefs

#TsunamiDay2018 call to "invest in people"

At a meeting in UN HQ to mark the 3rd edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day, there were repeated calls for greater attention to the needs of those most vulnerable in disaster situations. 

 

6 Nov 2018 News briefs

Students want more DRR education

School students attending a World Tsunami Awareness Day Event in New York have called for more educational programmes on disaster risk reduction from an early age to be better informed to prevent and deal with disasters, At the event, organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Government of Japan, an upgraded version of the educational game Stop Disasters was also launched. 

6 Nov 2018 News briefs

UN Secretary-General's Message for World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami Awareness Day is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of disaster prevention and preparedness, says UN Secretary-General.

5 Nov 2018 News briefs

Students from 48 countries mark #TsunamiDay2018

For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.

5 Nov 2018 News briefs

Tsunamis account for $280 billion in economic losses over last twenty years

Monday, November 5, is World Tsunami Awareness Day. A review of available data shows that the last twenty years have been the most deadly and costly period for this rare but devastating natural hazard. 

2 Nov 2018 Press release

Earth observation data essential to DRR

The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, gave the keynote speech at the GEO-XV Plenary as part of GEO Week 2018, in Kyoto, Japan yesterday.

31 Oct 2018 News briefs

Put local communities at heart of DRR

At an event organized by MIKTA partners - Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia - experts in DRR highliht meaningful community engagement as central to achievement of the Sendai Framework and SDG agenda.

19 Oct 2018 News briefs

Tsunamis: 'complacency is the real danger'

World Tsunami Awareness Day is November 5 and there was a wide-ranging discussion on tsunami risk and economic losses at UNESCO HQ yesterday in Paris.

17 Oct 2018 News briefs

Insurance, investment solutions for reducing disaster loss

The economic losses caused by disasters could be reduced if the public and private sectors cooperate better on novel finance, insurance and investment strategies, according to trade and disaster risk reduction experts at a multi-agency meeting

17 Oct 2018 News briefs

Boosting regional Sendai monitoring

At a recent workshop in Bonn, partners have expressed the need for a common platform for reporting regional progress through the online Sendai Framework monitoring system.

16 Oct 2018 News briefs

Journalists recognised for African DRR coverage

Over 100 entries from 16 countries were received for the first African Media Awards which were announced in Tunis on Saturday on the closing day of the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.

15 Oct 2018 News briefs

Africa, Arab States to deliver on Sendai

The first joint Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction closed on Saturday with a commitment to step up implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

14 Oct 2018 News briefs

UN Secretary-General's Message for International Day for Disaster Reduction

To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction, the UN Secretary-General today stressed the human cost of disasters and called for action.

13 Oct 2018 News briefs

Disasters reveal gender gap

Greater effort must be made to include women in disaster risk management.

12 Oct 2018 News briefs

Practitioners guide on water-related disasters launched

UNISDR and UNECE partner to release the latest in the Worlds into Action series of guidelines, Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation: Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation.

12 Oct 2018 News briefs
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