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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

Mozambique embraces Sendai Framework

UNDRR chief Mami Mizturi applauds Mozambique's commitment to reducing disaster losses, on her first visit to the country which is recovering from back-to-back cyclones earlier this year.

10 Sep 2019 News briefs

Hurricane Dorian crystallizes existential threat posed to small island developing states by climate emergency

Hurricane Dorian crystallizes the existential threat posed to small island developing states by the ongoing climate emergency, says UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori
3 Sep 2019 Press release

New urban resilience programme for Central Asia

The head of UNDRR, Mami Mizutori, today announced a new urban resilience programme for Central Asia supported by the Euroopean Commission at a DRR Conference in Dushanbe,Tajikistan

21 Aug 2019 News briefs

Indonesia and UN to work closely on disaster prevention following 2018 disaster death toll

 Following the deaths or disappearances of over 4,600 people last year in 2,426 recorded disaster events, Indonesia is stepping up efforts to improve disaster risk management.

29 May 2019 Press release

Call to raise level of ambition on Sendai

Some 4,000 people attending the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction this week which ended with a call to raise ambition levels to reduce risk and disaster losses

17 May 2019 News briefs

Women's leadership key to reducing disaster mortality

The promotion of women's leadership was credited yesterday for the significant drop in disaster mortality in Bangladesh during a Special Session at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

16 May 2019 News briefs

UN recognises excellence in protecting vulnerable communities from disaster risk

The Department of Civil Defence of Campinas, Brazil, the Mahila Housing Sewa Trust, India, and Mr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, are the three laureates of the 2019 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction.

16 May 2019 Press release

GAR 2019: "our very survival is in doubt"

A highlight of the opening day of the Global Platform was the launch of the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

15 May 2019 News briefs

Time is running out for a world at risk

Representatives from some 150 UN Member States attended the opening today of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

15 May 2019 News briefs

The Acid Governance Test for early warnings

The 2nd Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference closed today with a strong focus on good governance and effective early warnings.

14 May 2019 News briefs

Inclusion matters in build up to the Global Platform

Whether the discussion was on reconstruction, early warnings or science and policy, the challenge of inclusion in disaster risk reduction was a central theme in today's preparatory meetings for the 6th edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

13 May 2019 News briefs

World media unite for DRR at Global Platform

World media outlets came together in Geneva to discuss their role in helping to reduce disaster losses and educating the public.

13 May 2019 News briefs

Science goes local for DRR

It was a rich first day of discussion at the Science&Policy Forum in the lead up to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which opens on Wednesday.

13 May 2019 News briefs

First Arab DRR Science Conference planned

It is hoped to have the 1st Arab Science And Technology Confernce for DRR in Beirut later this year.

10 Apr 2019 News briefs

Brisbane to host the 2020 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Brisbane, host of the next Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, is also home to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

5 Apr 2019 Press release

Coalition for Resilient Infrastructure takes off

India's vision for the creation of a global coalition for resilient infrastructure moved closer to becoming a reality today.

20 Mar 2019 News briefs

'Now is the time to do bold things...'

Representatives from 33 countries - including the majority of the G20 - are gathered in New Delhi today and tomorrow to discuss the creation of an international Coalition for Resilient Infrastructure

19 Mar 2019 News briefs

Cyclone Idai highlights urgent need to ensure resilience of infrastructure to extreme weather

Cyclone Idai is the worst extreme weather event so far this year, leaving many dead and over one million people affected. It underlines once more the need for infrastructure which is disaster resilient.

18 Mar 2019 Press release

India launches private sector alliance to reduce disaster losses

ARISE India, a private sector alliance for DRR, was launched today on the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the Sendai Framework

18 Mar 2019 Press release

Appeal for attention to drought risk

A call for more attention to drought risk was made in the official statement delivered on the final day of the UN Environment Assembly by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

15 Mar 2019 News briefs

Kenyan city offers resilience "training ground"

As the UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction took the opportunity to see how the city of Kisumu is building resilience in the face of multiple challenges.

13 Mar 2019 News briefs

Disasters are threat to human rights

Nothings lays bare inequality and discrimination like a disaster, UNISDR chief Mami Mizutori told a special session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

26 Feb 2019 News briefs

Time for mining to deliver on zero casualty policy

The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, calls on the mining industry to put into action a zero casualty policy following the Brumadinho dam collapse that left hundreds dead or missing.

15 Feb 2019 News briefs

Call for greater ambition in managing disaster risk following COP24

UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, has welcomed the Paris Agreement Work Programme produced at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, and hopes it will encourage greater alignment between national action plans on climate change and national strategies for disaster risk reduction.

17 Dec 2018 News briefs

Philippines: private sector leads on DRR

ARISE Philippines launches a new business continuity facility for SMEs exposed to disasters.

6 Dec 2018 News briefs

Major award for GEM's work on earthquake risk

GEM, an initiative to improve understanding of earthquake risk has received a major award at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.

23 Nov 2018 News briefs

Rome Declaraton on DRR adopted

The Rome Declaration was adopted today at the close of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, spelling out the challenges facing the region.

23 Nov 2018 News briefs

Italy's PM: DRR 'fundamental for all governments'

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, delivered a ringing endorsement of the Sendai Framework today in his opening speech to the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.

22 Nov 2018 News briefs

Europe's concern over emerging risks

A High Level Roundtable raised concerns today about new and emerging risks at the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction in Rome.

22 Nov 2018 News briefs
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