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Boosting regional Sendai monitoring

At a recent workshop in Bonn, partners have expressed the need for a common platform for reporting regional progress through the online Sendai Framework monitoring system.

16 Oct 2018 News briefs

Italy to host European discussions on disaster losses

Italy will host the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Rome, in November.

4 Oct 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

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

Armenia hosts DRR discussions

The countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus are meeting for two days this week in Armenia, to discuss progress on implementing the Sendai Framework.

27 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

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

Armenia to host regional conference on disaster losses

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced that Armenia will host countries from Central Asia and the South Caucasus in June to discuss scaling up efforts to reduce disaster losses.

18 May 2018 News briefs

European scientists convene on disaster risk

A new European Science and Technology Advisory Group (E-STAG) convened this week in Sofia, Bulgaria, to focus on improving disaster risk knowledge in 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia.
27 Apr 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

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

Civil protection and finance sector join forces in Norway

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) held a conference this month on "Future Challenges - Are We Prepared?" which saw the launch of a new collaboration between DSB and the insurance industry.

26 Feb 2018 News briefs

Italy establishes Heritage Resilience Centre

Italy will further strengthen its reputation as a leader on protection of cultural heritage from disasters when it opens a new Heritage Resilience Centre on October 13, International Day for Disaster Reduction.
9 Oct 2017 News briefs

Turkey tackles earthquake risk

The lamp in the classroom begins to sway. The desks start to shake. If you’ve never faced an earthquake, Turkey’s AFAD national disaster management authority can give you a taste.

6 Apr 2017 News briefs

Local, strategic and economic: a recipe for risk reduction

Local governments, strategic thinking and the economic bottom line are driving forces of efforts to curb the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.

31 Mar 2017 News briefs

Don’t forget refugees and migrants when tackling risk

Refugees and migrants must be included in efforts to reduce the risk of disasters, experts said this week at a European conference.

30 Mar 2017 News briefs

Opening speech by Robert Glasser to the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, Istanbul, 27 March 2017

It is a pleasure to be here at this meeting of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction which has extended its reach beyond representatives of government to include many other representatives from civil society including parliamentarians, the private sector and NGOs.

28 Mar 2017 News briefs

Europe sets stance for Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

A European conference today set out the continent’s stance for the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, underscoring the need to rein in the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.

28 Mar 2017 News briefs

Turkish youth and quake bodies win European award

Turkey’s efforts to curb the threat of earthquakes and harness the power of youth to tackle hazards have been honoured with a pan-European award for innovative approaches to reducing disaster risk.

27 Mar 2017 News briefs

People are the core of disaster risk reduction

People and their communities must be at the heart of efforts to reduce the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards, senior officials told Europe’s annual disaster risk summit today.

27 Mar 2017 News briefs

European Forum targets disaster risk

Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards.

24 Mar 2017 News briefs

Czech switch to Sendai Framework

In the build-up to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which takes place in Cancun, Mexico, from May 22 to 26, the UNISDR Support Group is hearing presentations on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework including the Czech Republic.

27 Feb 2017 News briefs

Europe leads on resilient cultural heritage

Europe has launched a new drive to protect its heritage sites from the risk of disasters, an issue given added urgency by a string of earthquakes that wrecked age-old buildings in central Italy.

22 Feb 2017 News briefs

Major increase in Sweden's funding for disaster risk reduction

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today welcomes a substantial increase in funding from Sweden for its efforts to curb the impact of natural and human-induced hazards.

9 Feb 2017 Press release

Russia joins Making Cities Resilient campaign

Russia’s oldest city and another that will host matches in the 2018 football World Cup are among the first six communities in the Russian Federation to join UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign.

27 Jan 2017 News briefs

Italy boosts business resilience

Italy’s Confindustria business umbrella body and the country’s Civil Protection Department have signed a five-year deal to enhance the resilience of companies and reduce the risk of disasters.

9 Dec 2016 News briefs

Council of Europe etches Sendai Framework into regional plan

European countries have added momentum to their drive to curb the impacts of natural and man-made hazards by inscribing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction into a four-year regional plan of action.

27 Oct 2016 News briefs

#IDDR2016: UNISDR and European Committee of the Regions join forces to reduce disaster risks

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have agreed a five-year plan to support EU cities and regions to take more concerted action to reduce the impact of natural disasters. It specifically wants to increase the number of towns and cities with disaster risk-reduction strategies by 2020.

13 Oct 2016 Press release

#IDDR2016: Europe steps up local government risk efforts

The European Union's assembly of regional and local representatives , the Committee of the Regions,  today cemented its collaboration with the United Nations as the globe marked International Day for Disaster Reduction.

13 Oct 2016 News briefs

#IDDR2016: Europe’s Meteolarm offers life-saving alerts

Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the continent-wide weather information service Meteoalarm plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain.

7 Oct 2016 News briefs

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