CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY High level panel on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy - Ensuring that the United Nations system is fit for purpose Ms Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Opening Remarks by SRSG Mami Mizutori Global Consultative Workshop – Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian/Development Contexts 27 February 2020, Geneva, Switzerland Thank you all for being here today. It is my pleasure to welcome you to
Valentina comes from Nancy and Agathe from Strasbourg. They are completing their final year at university and are among 150 students who are attending a two-day UN Geneva Seminar series on disaster risk reduction that started today.
Earthquakes and tsunami may be rare events in Switzerland but they can happen. In 563, a mudslide triggered a tsunami in Lac Leman (Geneva's lake) creating waves which reached around 8 meters in Geneva and 13 meters in Lausanne.
Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the continent-wide weather information service Meteoalarm plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain.
Strong leadership is critical to ensure that no one is left behind amid global efforts to achieve sustainable development by 2030, the United Nations’ top disaster risk reduction official has told a high-level global forum.
The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today praised Geneva for its management of the exceptional floodwaters which have threatened the city in recent days following torrential rain in the French Alps. Geneva is home to UNISDR and 40 other UN agencies.