Thailand

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Bangkok
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Bangkok
Thai Red Cross, one of the sponsors of the event, showcased a virtual reality simulator that teaches people how to safely navigate a fire outbreak (source: Thai Red Cross)
As one of the first countries in the region to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Government of Thailand took advantage of the occasion to highlight how it is working with partners to build the resilience of its infrastructure.
In the face of climate change and growing urbanization, Thailand is taking key steps to strengthen its resilience, including through a better understanding of disaster-related economic losses. The collection of statistics on losses and damages, especially on key sectors such as agriculture, housing, infrastructure, and cultural heritage, can guide risk reduction efforts to safeguard these sectors.
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Ministry of Interior (Thailand)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Nonthaburi province
Thailand's storm Pabuk caused damage to schools, flooded streets and brought down trees (Image: LAKANA SMART NEWS/TWITTER)
In the aftermath of Storm Pabuk, UNISDR is working with the Government of Thailand to align its national disaster management plan with the Sendai Framework.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Bangkok
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the UN General Assembly, opening the tsunami panel discussion at UN HQ in New York.
At a meeting in UN HQ to mark the 3rd edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day, there were repeated calls for greater attention to the needs of those most vulnerable in disaster situations.
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.
CEO of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, Brendan Moon, explains the value of investing in disaster resilient infrastructure
Significant investments in resilience are required to safeguard future massive investment in infrastructure across Asia in the coming years, a high level session heard today at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.