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At today's DRR Conference in Dushanbe, (left) Corinne Demenge, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; Mami Mizutori, UNDRR; Rustam Nazarzoda, Chair, Committee of Emergency Situations, Tajikistan; Tajikistan Deputy PM, Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda.
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
The training workshop in Tehran brought together participants from central and local government, UN, humanitarian organizations, academia and the media (c) UNDRR
In partnership with Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization and the National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (ESCAP-APDIM), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) organized a training meeting to boost the capacity of Iran's national agencies to reduce disaster risk. The three UN entities jointly lead the UN Regional Coordination Mechanism’s working group on disaster risk reduction and resilience.
Group photo of participants at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference
Japan hosted the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference which attracted 156 participants from 17 countries to help raise awareness of tsunami risk.
/Robert Glasser speaking at the World Urban Forum Special Session on Restoring Hope
The opportunity to build back better is an opportunity not just to prevent loss of life but to restore a community's morale and to integrate disaster risk reduction measures into daily civil life, UNISDR head, Robert Glasser told a Special Session at the World Urban Forum yesterday.
Damage to buildings in recent earthquake in Iran (photo: Times Free Press)
The collapse of some state-built homes in Sunday’s earthquake in western Iran was evidence of corruption, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting today, according to state media.
The Deputy Mayor of Amadora Mr Eduardo Rosa (left) and the Iranian Ambassador to Mexico, H.E. Mr Mohammad Taghi Hossieni show off their trophies (Photo: UNISDR)
Efforts to reduce disaster death tolls in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji have been honoured by an international award from the United Nations and Japan’s Nippon Foundation.
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UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
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24 countries taking part in tsunami drill
World Tsunami Awareness Day will be marked for the first time this year, on November 5. This week 24 countries with exposed coastlines in the Indian Ocean are taking part in one of the largest tsunami drills ever staged.
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UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Ms. Jenny Sturrock, Duty Incident Manager at the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (left), monitors the clock as Mr. Lourenço Xavier, Head of the Emergency Operations Centre at the National Disaster Management Directorate of Timor-Leste (centre) and Mr. Samwel Mbuya, Manager of Forecasting Services at the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (right) assess the next steps to take (Photo: UNISDR)
It’s 6:00 am one September day when a powerful undersea earthquake rocks the Makran Trench along the coast of Pakistan and Iran. Minutes later, the tsunami warning centres in India and Indonesia issue simultaneous alerts, followed rapidly by their counterpart in Australia, and authorities across the Indian Ocean swing into action. It's all a test, and a critical component of the region's disaster preparedness.