Sri Lanka

The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a snapshot of the latest DRR progress Sri Lanka has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating

Participants from eight SAARC countries took part in the regional workshop.
UNDRR is supporting the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) maintain and protect their development gains by strengthening their ability to develop, implement and monitor coherent disaster risk reduction strategies.
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.
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.
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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Ministry of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development of Sri Lanka
Colombo
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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
National Civil Defense and Disaster Management Institute
Korea International Cooperation Agency
Incheon
Monitoring seismic and tsunami activity at the French tsunami alert center, CENALT in Bruyères-le-Châtel (Essonne). Photo: CENALT
Tsunamis may be rare events along the French coasts but they do occur. The French tsunami alert centre, CENALT, has already provided more than 24 tsunami information alerts and issued 3 tsunamis advisory warning messages since the beginning of its operations in 2012.
The High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the second year, a High School students Summit was organised in Japan to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. Young people from 26 countries participated.
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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
National Civil Defense and Disaster Management Institute
Korea International Cooperation Agency
Incheon
The High School Students Summit saw 360 participants from 30 countries spotlight the issue of reducing tsunami risk (Photo: UNISDR)
Hundreds of high school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day.