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Countdown starts for Sendai 2020 deadline

An annual technical forum on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework met this month in Bonn attended by representatives from 35 countries

13 Nov 2019 News briefs

European civil protection aligns with Sendai

European countries move closer to aligning their civil protection agendas with implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

17 Oct 2019 News briefs

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

New tool helps withstand hybrid and cascading risk scenarios

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) and the Ministry of the Interior for Finland have joined together to develop a new stress test tool that will help countries understand and improve their ability to reduce risk of hybrid threats and cascading disaster scenarios. 

5 Jul 2019 News briefs

UN and Norwegian Pension Company Forge Partnership to Identify Financial Investments At Risk

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and KLP, Norway's largest pension company, announced today a partnership to geo-tag financial investments against vulnerability to disaster and climate risk.

8 May 2019 Press release

Montenegro boosts action on disaster resilience

Major efforts are underway in Montenegro to reduce the risks from disasters with the launch of a national disaster loss database to mark the 40th anniversary of a major earthquake.

25 Apr 2019 News briefs

Technical meeting supports Sendai implementation

A technical meeting in Bonn supports Sendai Framework implementation

20 Dec 2018 News briefs

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

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