Sudan STAG workshop
Khartoum, 5 August 2021 – The Regional Science and Technology Advisory Centre and the National Council for Civil Defense in Sudan organized the first National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sudan, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of
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Geneva, Switzerland/ New York, USA / Incheon, Korea According to UN data, today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. COVID-19 is ravaging the world, challenging cities and their
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Port Expulsion
At 6:07 p.m. on 4 August 2020, Beirut witnessed one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history, as 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for six years without safety measures at Beirut's port exploded, sending a devastating blast wave
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Over the last 20 years, disasters in Asia-Pacific have become more numerous and expensive, and cities are where the impacts of these disasters are most acutely felt. Climate change is one large driver of risk, but urbanization and the increase in
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The 5th Arab Regional Platform for DRR will be hosted by Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and co-organized by the UNDRR Regional Office for Arab States (UNDRR -ROAS) and the League of Arab States virtually from 8 to 11 November 2021.
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Gap fund
On 28 July 2021, UNDRR GETI together with the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) conducted a webinar session on the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund). The session was part of
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Farmer taking care of mangroves
A mangrove restoration project in Vietnam that combines resilience building with risk-themed theatre was announced today as the winner of the 2021 Risk Award.
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Gavel Ceremony
Mr. Octavian Bivol, UNDRR ROECA Chief, met with HE Rui Manuppella Tereno, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Portugal to Belgium. During the meeting, Mr. Bivol updated HE Ambassador Tereno on the preparations for the 2021 European Forum for
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Situation Room officers from the African Union Commission (AUC), IGAD Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC), and the African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) took part in a two-week training in May 2021, focusing on
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Monreal, Germany - 07 15 2021: Huge flood of the Elz river in Monreal, Eifel
GENEVA, 16 July 2021 – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, today extended her condolences to all those affected by the current severe floods across Europe and urged greater investment in disaster
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