Epidemic & Pandemic

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As the most disaster-prone region, the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2021 wrapped up on Friday 9 July with a strong recognition of the region’s potential to lead on resilience building against the impacts of climate change in conjunction with an increased commitment to shift to low-carbon economies.
Live illustration during Pacific Resilience Meeting for the standard for resilience 'Include'
Suva – The second Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) has closed, focusing on discussion and recommendations around the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP)’s ten Guiding Principles and three Goals which fall into four ‘standards’ for
HLP Panel on Covid19
UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori, this week expressed her belief that the COVID-19 Scenarios Project spearheaded by the International Science Council (ISC) “will make a major contribution to guiding governments and policymakers along an effective pathway
Building Resilience During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction Programming - Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark demonstration that, in a connected and globalized world, risk is more systemic than ever: what was initially a health disaster quickly became a socioeconomic one with long-term impact, highlighting the urgent need for a

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Flyer for UNDRR-UNOSSC-WHO Joint Training
With over 2400 participants from about 149 countries and territories, the first session of a new joint certification programme was held in June, focusing on an overall course introduction and key topics. Under the theme of “Build back better: Harnessing
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China announced that it has reduced by half its disaster-related mortality over five years thanks to the adoption of a disaster prevention-centred approach, and is seeking to strengthen international cooperation around disaster risk reduction with countries around the world.
Panelists of the side event
Suva – Producing and using disaggregated disaster and climate data is vital to build a resilient Blue Pacific that includes some of the region’s most vulnerable populations. This was the headline call from female leaders representing different sectors to