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AMCDRR focus on disaster displacement

The UN Secretary-General highlighted forced disaster displacement in his message to the AMCDRR yesterday as consultations got underway in Ulaanbaatar on a new guide.

4 Jul 2018 News briefs

Tsunamis teach importance of inclusion

Mongolia may be landlocked but yesterday Ulaanbaatar was home to a special session on tsunami awareness at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

4 Jul 2018 News briefs

Mongolia opens Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

PRESS RELEASE: The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, urged participants at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to make progress on reducing disaster losses in the world's most disaster-prone region in his keynote address on the opening day.

3 Jul 2018 Press release

Asia shows leadership on DRR

Youth, political leadership, inclusion and commitment to action were all on display as the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction opened today.

3 Jul 2018 News briefs

Afghanistan embraces Sendai Framework

The Afghan delegation attending the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today revealed their plans to have a National Platform for DRR in place later this year.

2 Jul 2018 News briefs

Bangladesh joins cities campaign en masse

Breaking news at the Asian Ministerial on DRR is that all Bangladesh's 329 municipalities have joined UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

2 Jul 2018 News briefs

Mongolia brings disaster risk centre stage

The Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar hosts the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction this week and is also host to many people displaced by disaster.

1 Jul 2018 News briefs

Yerevan Declaration: Strengthen ties on disaster resilience

Delegates at the 2018 Sub-Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for Central Asian and South Caucasus have adopted the Yerevan Declaration calling for increased regional cooperation. The conference presented progress towards the Sendai Framework and highlighted the need for inclusion of vulnerable communities in disaster resilience planning.

29 Jun 2018 News briefs

Is your home built to last?

Built to last? is a new documentary inspired by businessman and DRR advocate Aris Papadopoulos based on his book Resilience - The Ultimate Sustainability
28 Jun 2018 News briefs

Armenia hosts DRR discussions

The countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus are meeting for two days this week in Armenia, to discuss progress on implementing the Sendai Framework.

27 Jun 2018 News briefs

Jamaica welcomes 'glorious opportunity'

The 7th Americas regional platform for disaster risk reduction will be hosted by Jamaica in 2020, the first time a Caribbean country hosts the prestigious event.

26 Jun 2018 News briefs

Tourism industry in Americas, Caribbean prepares against tsunami risk

Participants at a workshop on climate smart tourism at the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cartagena heard how the seismic-prone region is protecting citizens, infrastructure and thr tourism industry from tsunamis.

26 Jun 2018 News briefs

Americas makes resilience a priority

Americas conference closes with call to make disaster risk reduction a public policy priority.

25 Jun 2018 News briefs

Jamaica to host 2020 DRR meeeting

The Americas and the Caribbean renewed commitment to implement the Sendai Framework at close of regional platform in Colombia.

25 Jun 2018 News briefs

Climate displacement: "an untold story"

EU Foreign Policy chief, Federica Mogherini says more people are displaced by climate impacts than by war.

25 Jun 2018 News briefs

Sendai can "unleash" science on disaster risk reduction

Scientists meeting at the Regional Platform for the Americas discuss Sendai Framework as an opportunity to “unleash” science in the service of reducing the risks posed by natural disasters that take so many lives each year

22 Jun 2018 News briefs

Caribbean rises to resilience challenge

Building on the experience of the record-breaking 2017 hurricane season, countries in the Caribbean are taking the opportunity to transform their resilience capacity, according to speakers at the Regional Platform in Cartagena, Colombia.

22 Jun 2018 News briefs

DRR before and after Hurricane Mitch

The Americas Regional Platform had a wide-ranging discussion on the development of disaster risk reduction in Central America since Hurricane Mitch twenty years ago.

21 Jun 2018 News briefs

Cities share plans to reduce disaster loss

At the Regional Platform for the Americas, mayors from five cities share their plans to reduce disaster losses as part of a three-year programme.
21 Jun 2018 News briefs

Colombia President opens disaster risk meeting

Americas Regional Platform for disaster risk reduction is opened today by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos who calls it "an amazing opportunity" to make progress on reducing disaster risk.

20 Jun 2018 News briefs

Colombia cites progress on risk management

The prompt evacuation of those threatened by recent landslides at the Ituango hydroelectric dam project was cited today as evidence of Colombia's progress on disaster risk management.
20 Jun 2018 News briefs

UNISDR head calls for more inclusion in DRR

The head of UNISDR, Mami Mizutori, today told the Americas Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, that effective disaster risk management requires an inclusive, all-of-societry approach.

20 Jun 2018 News briefs

Americas works to improve disaster statistics

Representatives of eight national institutes of statistics in the Americas meet in the sidelines of the Regional Platform in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss ways to better collect data and statistics to monitor progress on reducing disaster losses as outlined in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
19 Jun 2018 News briefs

Americas DRR Platform focus on inclusion

After becoming blind through ocular disease, retired geologist Tichico Joel Cobian Mena puts his knowledge to good use by working to include vulnerable people in community plans for disaster risk reduction.

19 Jun 2018 News briefs

CREWS initiative expands coverage

An international initiative to improve early warning systems against extreme weather and support climate change adaptation is gaining momentum to protect more people in more places.
18 Jun 2018 News briefs

Putting science to work for resilience

Experts from around the world meet to discuss development of the Global Risk Assessment Framework - an intereactive tool to curate and disseminate information and ideas to decision makers around risk information.

14 Jun 2018 News briefs

UNISDR assesses progress on Sendai Framework

The latest Annual Report of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, highlights significant progress in the training of member states in monitoring implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the global plan for reducing disaster losses.
11 Jun 2018 News briefs

Tanzania earthquake prompts safe schools initiative

Following a deadly and disruptive earthquake in September 2016, authorities in Tanzania have embarked on a project to engage school children in community disaster preparedness as part of their Education in Emergency initiative.

7 Jun 2018 News briefs

Poland joins Resilient Cities Campaign

UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient Campaign has received a boost in Poland where one of the country's provinces has joined the Campaign.

4 Jun 2018 News briefs

UNISDR head visits tsunami schools

The head of UNISDR, Mami Mizutori, visited tsunami-affected areas on her first visit to Japan since her appointment as UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction.

23 May 2018 News briefs
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