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Build To Last: a lesson from Mozambique

A textbook example from Mozambique of what happens when building back better does not work.

10 Oct 2019 News briefs

Member states declare support for Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

The UK, Japan and Bhutan announced that they have joined the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, following its launch this week by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. 

25 Sep 2019 News briefs

UNDRR welcomes India's launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, welcomed the launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

24 Sep 2019 News briefs

UN urges 'Build To Last' - climate emergency demands resilient infrastructure

The promotion of resilient infrastructure is at the heart of this year's International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13.

18 Sep 2019 Press release

Italy hosts Arab cities

The latest in city-to-city exchanges on resilience for Arab municipalities are being hosted this week by Potenza, Italy.

16 Jul 2019 News briefs

Jamaica ready to host 2020 Regional Platform

Jamaica will host the region’s highest forum for reviewing progress on reducing disaster losses in Latin America and the Caribbean in July 2020 as the year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway.

8 Jul 2019 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

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

Africa city leaders promote inclusive resilience

City leaders and disaster risk planners in Africa share experience on inclusive resilience at a progress workshop under the Making Cities Resilient Campaign in Nairobi.

19 Sep 2018 News briefs

Mauritania acts on urban resilience

Five cities from Mauritania have completed disaster risk resilience assessments and have started drafting people-centred city action plans in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – the global plan for reducing losses from disasters.
26 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

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

UN welcomes Bhutan to Making Cities Resilient Campaign

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomed Thimphu, the capital of earthquake-prone Bhutan, as the newest member of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
5 Apr 2018 Press release

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

Floods test Honiara’s resilience plans

Less than 24 hours after Honiara launched a major review of its disaster resilience planning, heavy rain and flash floods provided an immediate test of the city’s preparedness.
2 Mar 2018 News briefs

How can we restore hope to the world's slum dwellers?

The World Urban Forum opens this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this opinion piece, UNISDR head, Robert Glasser stresses the importance of local governments catering to the needs of low income groups when building resilience to disasters.

7 Feb 2018 News briefs

Rivers and Resilience in Latin America

Rivers run through many cities in Latin America that have joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign, and management of these rivers brought three of those cities together last month to carry out a reality check.
26 Jan 2018 News briefs

Building Kathmandu Back Better

Every day when Purusotam Shakya steps into his office in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital city, three words leap to the front of his mind: “Build Back Better”.
24 Jan 2018 News briefs

#IDDR2017: Dominica PM calls for climate action

Following the devastation wrought on his Caribbean island home by Hurricane Maria, the Prime Minister of Dominica, Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, is calling on the world not “to turn its back” on the problem of climate change and for greater investment in disaster risk reduction.
12 Oct 2017 News briefs

Disaster prevention champion Legarda calls for resilience in quake zones

International disaster prevention advocate Senator Loren Legarda has called for a strengthening of the resilience of critical infrastructure, in the wake of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte in her homeland the Philippines last week.

11 Jul 2017 News briefs

‘Tsunami literacy’ saves lives

Early warning technology is vital to save lives if a tsunami strikes, but public awareness of how to react is the critical factor, according to experts at an international meeting.

27 Jun 2017 News briefs

Making cinemas resilient: Cinemex shows the way

Mexico's Cinemex, one of the world’s largest movie theatre groups, has scaled up a resilience campaign with its country's national disaster prevention authorities.

30 May 2017 News briefs

The Cancun High-Level Communiqué

Leaders’ Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction - Cancun High-Level Communiqué 'Ensuring the resilience of infrastructure and housing.'
25 May 2017 News briefs

Strategies key to Sendai progress

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction today urged countries and cities to develop clear, aligned, integrated and supported DRR strategies in order to move forward on the Sendai Framework.

25 May 2017 News briefs

UN Sasakawa Award honours efforts to curb disaster deaths

Efforts to reduce disaster death tolls in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji have been honoured by an international award from the United Nations and Japan’s Nippon Foundation.

25 May 2017 News briefs

Nepal nursing project wins Risk Award

A cutting-edge plan to deploy the power of technology to monitor health risks in Nepal has won an international award at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

24 May 2017 News briefs

UN business group calls for resilience

A UN-backed group of companies working to curb hazard impacts has unveiled a new plan of action on the eve of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

23 May 2017 News briefs

UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard to Target Cities

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced a major revision to its Disaster Resilience Scorecard designed to boost the number of cities and towns reducing their disaster losses by 2020 in line with a key global agreement.
22 May 2017 Press release

African countries boost risk knowledge

The island nation of Cabo Verde and landlocked Swaziland have joined 26 other countries in Africa that are implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement which seeks to save lives, reduce disaster losses and improve management of disaster risk by enhancing risk knowledge.

20 May 2017 News briefs
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