New Zealand

With increasing urban challenges associated with impacts of climate change, risks from natural and man-made hazards, population growth, and urban densification, a focus on long-term resilience to ensure a high level of liveability is essential. Auckland

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.
This tsunami buoy undergoing inspection in Indonesia is part of the Indian Ocean tsunami warning system introduced after the 2004 tsunami
Mongolia may be landlocked but yesterday Ulaanbaatar was home to a special session on tsunami awareness at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
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.

This paper uses the construction sector organisations in New Zealand as a case study of the impact of disaster risk reduction on business functioning after an event. 

The paper concludes that in order to ensure that the disaster recovery and

This input paper for the 2015 Global Assessment Report explores how public and private agencies can help protect the country’s most vulnerable economic activities and productive sectors to reduce the overall impacts of disasters. The publication presents

Post-disaster challenges and opportunities: Lessons from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami

This paper seeks to inform policy changes that can be considered in the post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, drawing lessons from the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand and the Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Both

This report contains a synopsis of volcanism from a hazard and risk perspective and highlights the wide range of hazards posed by volcanoes and describes their diverse impacts on communities This summary report complements a longer technical background

This report contains a synopsis of volcanism from a hazard and risk perspective and highlights the wide range of hazards posed by volcanoes and describes their diverse impacts on communities. This technical report complements a shorter summary background