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.

This study examines areas in Africa, South America and the Arab region subject to different levels of both land degradation (LD) and agricultural drought hazard (ADH). The authors estimate crop losses related to the impacts of drought and land degradation

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

<b>Building resilience: </b>A Bangladeshi woman helps in community efforts of flood prevention. Her government and others are looking at the Sustainable Development Goals as an opportunity to transform development.
“Disaster risk reduction should not be seen only as an imperative to protecting investments in development, but also as an opportunity for a transformative shift towards resilient development.” This rousing statement from disaster-prone Bangladesh was one of several calls from governments for disaster and climate risk considerations to be incorporated at every stage of development. The seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals heard consistent support for the integration of disaster risk management within each sector that may be addressed by the goals, such as poverty eradication, energy, health, food security.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG

This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in

This document addresses the regional disaster risk situation in South America which is an issue of growing concern for governments of the region and for its people. There have been major efforts at national levels and this document aims to complement this

This country document for Bolivia represents a collaborative effort between DIPECHO partners in country and national authorities to provide a country document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This document aims not only to orient ECHO/DIPECHO funding as

In Spanish:

Este boletín informa sobre DIPECHO programa, que se concentra en reducir la vulnerabilidad de la población ante desastres de origen natural y tiene como objetivo mejorar las capacidades de las comunidades expuestas a estos riesgos para que

In Spanish:

Boletín informativo sobre actividades desarrolladas por los socios DIPECHO América del Sur, con financiamiento de la Unión Europea a través de su Departamento de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil de la Comisión Europea.

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