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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.
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.
Post-earthquake reconstruction efforts get underway in Nepal (Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years.
Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (left), makes a point as Paraguay's Minister of the National Emergency Secretariat, Mr. Joaquin Roa Burgos, listens during the meeting in Asunción (Photo: National Emergency Secretariat)
The Americas have reached a new level in their drive to curb disaster risk in one of the most hazard-exposed regions of the world, UNISDR’s head Mr. Robert Glasser has told ministerial talks hosted by Paraguay.
Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, addresses the Paraguay meeting (Photo: UNISDR)
This meeting marks the beginning of a new phase in the region’s growing sophistication when it comes to strengthening disaster risk governance and ensuring that risk informed decision making becomes part of the daily life of government.
A high-level meeting on implementation of the Sendai Framework opens tomorrow in Asunción, Paraguay,
The Americas is the second most disaster prone region in the world after Asia. A high level meeting in Paraguay will discuss how to implement the Sendai Framework over the next two days.
Eighteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed to tighten up on school safety while also integrating disaster risk reduction into the school curriculum, following high-level talks on education in Panama City.