Kiribati

Cover of Kiribati report

The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a latest snapshot of the DRR progress the Republic of Kiribati has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It also highlights some of the key challenges

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.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, speaking at this week's 74th UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
In advance of July's Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, political leaders from Asia-Pacific have committed to tackling rising inequality across the region.
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.
Kiribati, made up of low-lying atolls, is one of the most climate-vulnerable nations in the world
For island nations on the frontline of climate change and a swathe of natural hazards, the issue of whether communities should give up the battle and leave is never far away.
Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, addresses the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Fiji (Photo: UNISDR)
Pacific countries have pledged to step up efforts to deal with the challenge posed by climate change and the threat of disasters, in order to ensure that their development is sustainable.
President Anote Tong of Kiribati and Margareta Wahlström, head of UNISDR, shared the podium at Tuesday's COP21 event on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Photo: UNISDR)
The leader of Kiribati, one of the Pacific island nations most vulnerable to rising sea levels, says the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction can help protect the existence of his threatened country.

This document reflects the inputs received from an extensive multi-stakeholder consultations process involving governments, organizations and various networks in the Asia-Pacific region from March 2012 to date. At the request of the United Nations (UN)

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific
Pacific Island countries

This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the start of consultations on a new international blueprint for reducing disaster losses in advance of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction; (ii) the