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Almost three months after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Americas and the Caribbean, data is showing how deeply the private sector has been affected, as some businesses are being forced to close while others are struggling to continue operating due to
Mami Mizutori, UNDRR head, with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
Changing the Trajectory: Integrated Resilience Thinking and COVID-19 Recovery Towards 1.5°C 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, 15 June 2020 Co-hosted by the Chair of the AOSIS Group, the Chair of UNFCCC LDC Group, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
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The health crisis stress-tests our ability to cooperate, learn and adapt in the face of deep uncertainties and rising risks. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization
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The spread of COVID-19 around the world has placed cities at center stage in the response to the virus and its unprecedented cascading effects, which have affected all sectors at all levels. As such, understanding the new reality must include
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THE CASE OF COVID19 IMPACT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AMADORA, PORTUGAL The Municipality of Amadora with 24 square kilometers of area and 180,000 inhabitants was the first municipality in Portugal with COVID-19 registered cases which were imported from Italy
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"The COVID-19 crisis is going to change how we work forever," stressed Rodney Martínez, World Meteorological Organization representative for North America, Central America and the Caribbean. “We cannot keep reflecting on the problems that continue to drag
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 5, 2020 – The UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in cooperation with UN Resident Coordinator Office organized a three-day training for the senior staff of the Department for Civil Defense and Rescue Operations
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un secretary-general appoints new undrr director GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed Ricardo Mena, as Director of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, reporting to the Secretary-General’s Special
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Pandemics not only have health effects, but also social and economic ones. They affect the economy, social coexistence and the fundamental trust in national institutions. Under certain circumstances, this can also lead to the destabilization of individual
Applying Lessons from COVID-19 Prevention and Risk Reduction to Build a Sustainable and Resilient World Statement by the Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction May 2020 COVID-19 has revealed the