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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
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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
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A wide angle view of the plenary session to declare open the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Representatives from some 150 UN Member States attended the opening today of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The panel at today's discussion on World Tsunami Awareness Day at the UN in Geneva
World Tsunami Awareness Day falls on November 5 and there was a major gathering of tsunami affected countries today at the UN in Geneva to discuss lessons learned from past events.
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Students attend the UN Geneva Seminar Series on 12 October (Photo: UNISDR)
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.
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The Lake Geneva and its jet d'eau (Photo: Wikipedia)
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.
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The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, speaking at the close of the Global Platform (Photo: UNISDR)
The Global Platform closed today in Cancun, Mexico, with the completion of a raft of recommendations for making progress on implementation of the Sendai Framework.
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Meteoalarm uses simple colour coding and jargon-free explanations to help the public understanding real-time weather risks (Photo: Meteoalarm)
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.
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Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (left), listens as Mr. Vandi Chidi Minah, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, addresses the session on sustainable development (Photo: UNISDR)
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.
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River flooding in Geneva is being effectively managed to avoid loss of life and minimize economic impacts. (Photo: UNISDR)
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.
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