Jordan

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Tunisia - government
Tunis
Participants at this week’s training in Cairo on the use of the Sendai Framework Monitor (photo: UNISDR)
“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives,” that refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Tunisia - government
Tunis
Delegates at the 3rd Arab Preparatory Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was hosted by Qatar and wrapped up on Monday (Photo: UNISDR)
Countries from across the Arab region have set out their collective stance ahead of the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, following similar moves by other parts of the world.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Qatar - government
Doha
Deep in discussion: participants at the Singapore workshop debate ways to boost their countries' disaster risk management capacity (Photo: Nanyang Technological University – Centre for Continuing Education)
Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that are vulnerable to natural disasters and are on the front line of climate change.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
United Nations Development Programme - Lebanon
Beirut
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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Jordan, Amman
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Cairo

This brief gives an overview of the disaster trends and challenges across the Arab region, with a special emphasis on infrastructure, informal settlements, climate change, and cross-cutting issues such as governance, inclusiveness, decentralization and