The City of Santa Fe is the capital of the Argentine province of Santa Fe. The province is in the central area of the country, which is a plain area predominantly used for agricultural-livestock activity. Most of its limits are fluvial, located at the

UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
A flooded street in Honda, Colombia after heavy rains caused the Magdelena river to overflow its banks (Flickr: Policía Nacional de los colombianos)
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.
Delegates at the Mercocities Summit in Santa Fe, Argentina (Photo: Mercocities)
A network of hundreds of cities across South America has pledged to step up regional efforts to reduce disaster risk and boost sustainable development.
(From left) Ms. Virginia Laino, Provincial Director of Risk Management and Emergencies, Dr. Mariano Goicochea y Garayar, Vice-President of the White Helmets Commission, Mr. Rodrigo Silvosa, Undersecretary of Hydraulics, and Mr. Néstor Gil Coner, Provincial Office for Sustainable Development (Photo: Government of Argentina)
Argentina’s Buenos Aires province has joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign, marking an important step in efforts to protect its population of almost 17 million people from natural and human-induced hazards.

This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery. This guide is

This document presents a project which aims at improving the knowledge of the distribution of building type for 18 countries where more detailed information, than that previously gathered, became available. Secondly, the project attempts to solve the

Participants in the PISEC launch discuss and check details of the plan. Front row, from left to right: Maria Lucia Ojeda Gutierrez, National Council of Disability Equality, Ecuador; Germán Xavier Torres, Vice President, National Council of Disability Equality, Ecuador; Ricardo Latorre of Argentina; Gerardo Burgos, Secretary of Sports, Buenos Aires; and Carlos Kaiser, Inclusiva. (Photo: Loreto Brossar/ Inclusiva)
Argentina has rolled out a new plan to ensure that the interests of people with disabilities are part of its efforts to tackle disaster risk, an inclusive approach that reflects the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

El propósito de este estudio es el de identificar algunos elementos clave que puedan servir como insumos para la formulación de una Estrategia Suramericana para la reducción del riesgo de desastres liderada por el Grupo de Trabajo de Alto Nivel para la

José Corral, mayor Santa Fe, Argentina, sharing his city's experience in combating urban flooding.
A new global framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) must seek to strengthen the role of local government because the impact of all disasters is local, the 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard on Wednesday.