Statement by Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction General Assembly - Second Committee 14 October 2019 Introduction of the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for
Un Secretary-General António Guterres calls for action on climate and disaster risk reduction
Thai Red Cross, one of the sponsors of the event, showcased a virtual reality simulator that teaches people how to safely navigate a fire outbreak (source: Thai Red Cross)
As one of the first countries in the region to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Government of Thailand took advantage of the occasion to highlight how it is working with partners to build the resilience of its infrastructure.
Climate change is contributing to increasing damage to critical infrastructure around the globe, according to a twelve-year survey of damages caused by small- and medium-scale disasters
(From left) Jose Manuel Moisés, city councilor for institutional affairs and Beira city engineer, Augusto Manhoca, overlooking the canal which reduced the impact of the rains which hit Beira with Cyclone Idai in March, 2019
A textbook example from Mozambique of what happens when building back better does not work.
A view of high rise apartment blocks in Delhi with a "soft storey" for parking on the ground floor making them more vulnerable to earthquakes
Build To Last was the driver for building the successful Delhi Metro but an unintended consequence was the creation of new risk with the huge demand for apartment blocks along the new rail corridors. The issue is being tackled by India's National Disaster Management Authority.
Women in a Mozambican resettlement camp raise their hands to indicate they had no warning that Cyclone Idai was about to strike
The experience of Cyclone Fani and Cyclone Idai could not have been more different. In one case, hundreds died and in the other, many lives were save by early warnings.
Classes continue in Beira after cyclone Idai in difficult conditions
Mozambique's experience of cyclone idai is a text book example of why we need to build to last, critical infrastructure such as safe schools.
​ Opening Remarks SDG Summit Side-Event Resilient Infrastructure: Key to the Success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 25 September 2019, 13.15 - 14.30 Conference Room A, United Nations, New York Delivered By: Mami Mizutori Special
Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change (centre), Matthew Rycroft, permanent Secretary for the UK Department for International Development (left) and Mami Mizutori, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the coalition event in New York.
The UK, Japan and Bhutan announced that they have joined the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, following its launch this week by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.