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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

When disasters and conflict collide

One of the most anticipated sessions at the Africa-Arab States Platform on DRR today was the session on DRR in a Fragile and Conflict context.

12 Oct 2018 News briefs

First Africa-Arab DRR platform opens

The first-ever joint Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction opened today in Tunis, Tunisia, with calls for accelerated implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

11 Oct 2018 News briefs

UNISDR calls for risk-informed investment

Speaking to Commonwealth Finance Ministers and senior officials representing 53 countries, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of UNISDR, Mami Mizutori, focussed on the need to improve accounting of economic losses from disasters to better guide disaster risk management strategies.

11 Oct 2018 News briefs

Tsunami risk rising in tourist hotspots

Tsunami risk was at the heart of a discussion to raise awareness at the Africa-Arab States Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction which is underway in Tunis, Tunisia.

11 Oct 2018 News briefs

UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses

UNISDR released a major report today on economic losses from disasters, the theme of this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction which is celebrated globally on October 13.

10 Oct 2018 News briefs

Italy to host European discussions on disaster losses

Italy will host the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Rome, in November.

4 Oct 2018 News briefs

UNISDR calls for greater attention to disaster risk in Pacific's "Ring of Fire"

90% of the world's earthquakes occur in the Pacific Ring of Fire. It requires special when it comes to disaster risk management, says UNISDR chief Mami Mizutori.

1 Oct 2018 Press release

European Cities Pioneer DRR Peer Review

Under the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, UNISDR finalizes a peer to peer city review tool - USCORE - to support resilient cities and boost the number of local disaster risk reduction strategies around the world.

28 Sep 2018 News briefs

Sendai Framework Monitor training starts

Since the launch of the Sendai Framework Monitor in March, 61 countries have started using it to report disaster losses and UNISDR is now providing a trainer of trainers' module to support the roll-out.

26 Sep 2018 News briefs

Kenya boosts risk reduction capacity

As the Government of Kenya initiates a reform programme to improve the country’s capacity to reduce disaster risks and mitigate the socioeconomic and fiscal impact of disasters, UNISDR co-hosts a risk workshop to provide relevant decision-makers with tools and methodologies to make informed choices and to support the development of holistic risk reduction strategies.

21 Sep 2018 News briefs

Resilience investment “opportunity” for private sector

Mami Mizutori, Head of UNISDR, speaks on the opportunities for business in investing in disaster risk reduction.

20 Sep 2018 News briefs
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