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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

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

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

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

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

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

Americas to meet on disaster risk reduction

The 6th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas will take place from June 20-22 hosted by the government of Colombia in Cartagena.
22 May 2018 News briefs

WTO opens dialogue on trade and disasters

The World Trade Organization today called for greater dialogue on the impacts of the growing number of disasters on world trade and the role trade can play in building resilience to disasters.

26 Apr 2018 News briefs

Mongolian journalists learn disaster risk

Mongolian journalists have received an introduction to reporting on disaster risk management ahead of this week's ISDR-Asia Partnership (IAP) Forum, a key preparatory event for the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in July.

23 Apr 2018 News briefs

Pacific islands launch Sendai Framework Monitor

Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu all participated recently in training on use of the Sendai Framework Monitor.

28 Mar 2018 News briefs

Asian governments to meet on disaster prevention

Governments from the world’s most disaster-prone region will meet in Mongolia in July to discuss acceleration of efforts vital for the sustainable future of the region including how to prevent disasters and tackle climate change while reviewing progress in reducing disaster losses.

27 Mar 2018 Press release

Sendai Framework anniversary: reporting underway

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 will be three years old on March 18 as the first cycle of reporting gets underway.

16 Mar 2018 Press release

Capacity development strategy for Sendai Framework

The 3rd anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was marked today with agreement on key elements of a Global Capacity Development Strategy to accelerate implementation of the global plan to reduce disaster losses.

15 Mar 2018 News briefs

"Business as usual" vital to recovery - ARISE Japan

A study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has emphasized the importance of economic recovery to the well-being of communities in the post-disaster phase.

13 Mar 2018 News briefs

Sendai Monitor launch in Central Asia/ South Caucasus

Government representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have undergone training in the Sendai Framework Monitor, the newly launched online tool to allow improved collection of disaser loss data. 

12 Mar 2018 News briefs

Sendai Framework Monitor takes off

Just one week after the launch of the Sendai Framework Monitor to capture data on disaster losses and strengthen disaster risk management, fifty countries have already logged on to use the online tool to report on 2017.

8 Mar 2018 News briefs

International Women's Day: Call for better data on impacts of disasters on women and girls

For International Women's Day, UNISDR chief, Ms. Mami Mizutori, made an appeal for UN Member States to use the Sendai Monitor to provide better data on the impact of disasters on women and girls.

7 Mar 2018 Press release

EU examines DRR and finance

A discussion hosted by the European Parliament concluded that avoiding the creation of future risk is essential to the sustainability of EU financial developments and the integration of Capital Markets.

6 Mar 2018 News briefs

UN launches effort to collect data on disaster losses

Today marks a major milestone in the implementation of the global plan to reduce disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the launch of the Sendai Monitor which allows UN Member States to commence reporting on the their progress in reducing disaster losses and increased efforts to manage disaster risk.

1 Mar 2018 Press release

UNISDR launches new collaboration

Following a two-day meeting in Geneva this week, DRR partners are considering a proposal to establish a new UNISDR Stakeholder Advisory Group to support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in coherence with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

23 Feb 2018 News briefs

Early warning review for Caribbean

Climate Risk and Early Warnings System (CREWS) hosted a session on lessons learned from the devastatiing effects of the 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean. Early warning systems for the region are under review ahead of this year's season which starts on June 1.

22 Feb 2018 News briefs

Building back better restores hope

The opportunity to build back better is an opportunity not just to prevent loss of life but to restore a community's morale and to integrate disaster risk reduction measures into daily civil life, UNISDR head, Robert Glasser told a Special Session at the World Urban Forum yesterday.

12 Feb 2018 News briefs

UN SG announces new Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNISDR

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has announced the appointment of Mami Mizutori of Japan as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

1 Feb 2018 Press release

American industry launches UN backed network to build resilience to disasters

International Day for Disaster Reduction was marked by American industry with the launch of a new initiative, ARISE-US to raise disaster awareness in the private sector.

13 Oct 2017 Press release

Tsunami and earthquake risk on agenda at UN Open Day in Geneva

Earthquakes and tsunami may be rare events in Switzerland but they can happen. In 563, a mudslide triggered a tsunami in Lac Leman (Geneva's lake) creating waves which reached around 8 meters in Geneva and 13 meters in Lausanne.
6 Oct 2017 News briefs

Media call for bigger disaster risk reduction role

International broadcasting federations have vowed to step up their work to spread information about disaster risk reduction to their audiences, thereby giving a critical boost to efforts by governments.

2 Jun 2017 News briefs

From Ghost Town to Sue Nami: art and disaster prevention

The sound of a brass band cover of the iconic song Ghost Town and the sharp-tongued advice of human hazard Sue Nami have echoed in the packed halls of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, thanks to an art installation that aims to entertain and spark debate.

26 May 2017 News briefs

Early warning where there is no internet

Living on an island in the middle of the ocean with no internet, television or mobile phones is a real-life disaster risk nightmare for one Pacific nation. Yet, the prospect of reaching the last mile – a phrase with true meaning in this part of the world – has inspired the tiny band of disaster risk reduction policymakers and practitioners of Tuvalu to establish an early warning system to protect some of the world’s most isolated communities.
23 May 2017 News briefs
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