Disasters are not natural
Journalists from across the Americas region were urged to spread the word that natural hazards such as earthquakes and tornadoes may be impossible to stop but that there is nothing inevitable about the loss of life and economic damage they inflict.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
UNDRR at ICPAC inauguration event
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) was officially opened by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre Italy - government Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
How much does climate change cost?
The UNDRR launched a new report this week - Delivering risk-informed investment: addressing the barriers - which offers eight concrete areas where stakeholders can take immediate action to incorporate disaster risk into their investment decisions.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Americas RP Youth Forum
The Youth Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction - The Americas and the Caribbean was an opportunity for some of the region’s 106 million young people to share priorities, concerns and make proposals over four hours of presentations, plenary sessions and panels. The online gathering was held a week before representatives of governments and civil society meet, again virtually, for the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
The Johns Hopkins glacier, Alaska
Tsunamis are only devastating if people and their livelihoods get in the way, as suggested by the largest tsunami ever recorded only killing five people.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
ARISE National Network in Egypt
Cairo, 25 October 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Arab States launched the ARISE Egypt National Network, which is the second National ARISE network to be developed in the Arab Region.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Cruise ships are steaming back to Caribbean ports, airlines are ramping up flights and the vaccine roll-out is underway but it could still be several years before countries recuperate from the pandemic that has rocked the region, say experts.
Despite the deep scars left by the crisis, countries now have a fresh focus on health, resilience and regionalism plus a chance to fully incorporate disaster risk reduction into their recovery.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment Bishkek
On 21 September, the city of Bishkek, in cooperation with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), conducted the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment. The event is part of a series of workshops focused on resilience assessments and the development of the “Local Disaster Resilience Strategy and Action Plan” for the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic by August 2022.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
VotC
MCR2030’s short video contest 'Voices of the Community - Getting Ready for a Resilient Future in the Americas and the Caribbean', gives local voices a platform to tell a story, share ideas, practices, and experiences of their communities related to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The contest emphasizes the ability of local communities to reduce their disaster risks, their efforts to build resilient cities and highlights potential pathways for effective partnerships.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Investing in reducing disaster and climate risk is vital for the sustainable development and the future resilience of the citizens of SIDS. We must all come together towards implementing the Sendai Framework so that this becomes a reality.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction