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Cities from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia have initiated efforts to adopt holistic strategies for disaster risk reduction at local level, following resilience assessments carried out with UNDRR support. City
UNISDR chief, Mami Mizutori, speaking at the opening of the sub-Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Yerevan, Armenia, yesterday.
The countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus are meeting for two days this week in Armenia, to discuss progress on implementing the Sendai Framework.
The Armenian capital Yerevan will host a sub-Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, June 26-29
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced that Armenia will host countries from Central Asia and the South Caucasus in June to discuss scaling up efforts to reduce disaster losses.
Forest fires are a major concern for European scientists working on disaster risk.
A new European Science and Technology Advisory Group (E-STAG) convened this week in Sofia, Bulgaria, to focus on improving disaster risk knowledge in 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia.
National Sendai Framework Focal Points and key partners from Central Asia and South Caucasus region launch the Sendai Framework Monitor
Government representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have undergone training in the Sendai Framework Monitor, the newly launched online tool to allow improved collection of disaser loss data.
Harnessing the power of hi-tech is a key way to reduce disaster risk
Hi-tech tools are a powerful means to reduce the impacts of hazards and enable communities to recover faster if disaster strikes, experts at an international risk and development conference said this week.
Participants at the 4th International Conference on Public Awareness as a Cornerstone of Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development, meeting in the Armenian capital Yerevan (Photo: MTES)
Countries around the world need to bridge gaps in public understanding of disaster risk, otherwise they will keep facing human and economic blows, according to experts at an international conference.
Kara-Kol, in Kyrgyzstan, is among the cities that will be helped by the ECHO-UNISDR programme to perform risk assessment, draw up risk-informed city development plans, and establish local disaster risk reduction platforms.
A new partnership between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) will help prevent and reduce disaster risk in the Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC) region.
(From left) The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, the Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan, Mr. Zokirzoda Mahmadtoir Zoir, and the Chairman of Tajikistan's Committee of Emergency Situations, Lt. Gen. Rustam Hazarzoda, at the Regional Platform yesterday. (Photo: UNISDR)
The first Central Asia and South Caucasus Regional Platform is a landmark moment for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint adopted last year.
The painful lessons of the 1988 Spitak earthquake underlined the need to reduce risk in Armenia
In a country that suffered a devastating earthquake almost three decades ago, private sector researchers are helping to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by harnessing data to lessen the impact of future shakes.