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Campaign launched on Hospitals Safe from Disasters: "The most expensive hospital is the one that fails"

24 Jan 2008 Press release

Asia continues to be hit hardest by disasters

18 Jan 2008 Press release

UNISDR urges governments at Bali climate change conference to promote adaptation and disaster risk reduction

23 Nov 2007 Press release

Prevention Web: a new tool to increase knowledge on disaster risk reduction

13 Nov 2007 Press release

We need to do better to protect vulnerable people against "predictable" disasters

2 Nov 2007 Press release

Increasing impact of disasters such as wildfires shows urgent need for better urban planning

29 Oct 2007 Press release

Kobe City (Hyogo Prefecture) at center of growing international focus on disaster risk reduction

14 Oct 2007 Press release

International Day for Disaster Reduction: too many children still threatened by natural hazards

10 Oct 2007 Press release

Interview with Tony Gibbs: 'The most expensive hospital is the one that fails'

The UN Sasakawa Award Jury has selected Tony Gibbs, a national of Grenada and Barbados currently working with the Pan American Health Organization (World Health Organization in the Americas) on hospital safety, as one of its two 2007 Sasakawa Award Laureates.
10 Oct 2007 News briefs

Interview with Yoshiaki Kawata: 'The Kobe Earthquake museum houses the living memory of what should never happen again.'

Professor Kawata, a prominent professor in the field of disaster risk reduction at Kyoto University, was awarded for his promotion of research and knowledge about past disasters. In particular he has highlighted the bitter lessons learned from the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake (the Kobe Earthquake)...
10 Oct 2007 News briefs

2007 UN Sasakawa Award selects two Laureates dedicated to communicating lessons of past disasters

Professor Yoshiaki Kawata from the Disaster Prevention Research Institute in Japan, and Tony Gibbs, a highly respected Caribbean engineer in building safety, have been selected as the two 2007 Sasakawa Laureates.
5 Oct 2007 Press release

Early warning systems do save lives

21 Aug 2007 Press release

ISDR urges every country to implement the Hyogo Framwork for Action to reduce climate-related risks: disaster risk reduction is not an option - it is an urgent priority

10 Aug 2007 Press release

Floods in Asia and heat waves in Central and South Europe

26 Jun 2007 Press release

World experts unite to confront growing risks of disasters

7 Jun 2007 Press release

First session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: "Our vulnerability to disasters has never been so high," says USG for Humanitarian Affairs

5 Jun 2007 Press release

Building regional partnerships for reducing disaster risk in Middle East and North Africa

17 Apr 2007 Press release

UNISDR calls for urgent action to reduce vulnerability to climate change

6 Apr 2007 Press release

Madagascar cyclones: UNISDR calls for effective action to face extreme weather events

1 Apr 2007 Press release

An online game to teach children how to save lives and livelihoods

1 Mar 2007 Press release

Implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action will help reduce the risk of disasters and climate change

7 Feb 2007 Press release

ISDR Highlights January 07

Highlights this month include the first consultative meeting of a Media Network for disaster risk reduction, the release of disaster figures for 2006, and the results of an international symposium assessing progress on the Hyogo Framework two years after the World Conference on Disaster Reduction.
31 Jan 2007 Newsletter

Three European countries among the top ten deadliest disasters of 2006

29 Jan 2007 Press release

ISDR urges more climate change action

24 Nov 2006 Press release

More commitment needed to reduce the risk and impact of disasters

10 Oct 2006 Press release

World Bank - ISDR partnership to promote resilience of nations and communities to disasters

3 Oct 2006 Press release

"The world needs to draw the lessons of Hurricane Katrina"

29 Aug 2006 Press release

Education and knowledge can save lives

25 Aug 2006 Press release

Rapid, national, local and community response is key to saving lives during a tsunami

2 Aug 2006 Press release

Global disaster reduction education campaign: "Investing in school safety and disaster risk education pays off"

15 Jun 2006 Press release
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