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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

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

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

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

Disasters reveal Asia-Pacific's rising inequality

In advance of July's Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, political leaders from Asia-Pacific have committed to tackling rising inequality across the region.

17 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

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

Caribbean hurricane season under review

A new review of the record-breaking 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Seaon will be launched at the Americas Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June.

22 Mar 2018 News briefs

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

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

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

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

#WUF9: Call to join Resilient Cities Campaign

UNISDR head, Robert Glasser, issues call at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for more cities and towns to join the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

11 Feb 2018 News briefs

Experts meet on global risk framework

A two day meeting got underway today in Geneva to work on a Global Risk Assessment Framework in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

20 Nov 2017 News briefs

Youth hold tsunami summit in Japan

For the second year, a High School students Summit was organised in Japan to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. Young people from 26 countries participated.

14 Nov 2017 News briefs

How can small islands survive a tsunami?

November is becoming tsunami awareness month. Tomorrow students from 21 disaster exposed countries will meet in Okinawa, Japan, for the High School Students Islands Summit.

6 Nov 2017 News briefs

Education is key to preparing for tsunamis

The UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed opened a high-level panel discussion in New York this week as part of the build up to World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 5.

3 Nov 2017 News briefs

DRR addresses causes of fragility

The role of disaster risk reduction was at the heart of discussions this week on he implementation of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) commitments on environment and energy.

19 Oct 2017 News briefs

Disasters are driving world hunger

Disasters helped to drive up world hunger last year to 815 million from 777 million in 2015, according to an
16 Oct 2017 News briefs

Sendai Framework monitoring starts early 2018

A key plenary session at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Cancun, Mexico, focussed on the Sendai Framework Monitor which is due to be launched early next year following a data readiness review involving 87 countries.

29 May 2017 News briefs
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