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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
The inevitable impact of COVID 19 and its impact globally and on all Arab countries is far more than a health crisis, it is affecting societies and economies in multiple ways. While the impact of the pandemic varies from one country to another, it will
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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating complex economic and social challenges for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which should cooperate more closely to reduce risk, said speakers at an inaugural event. Comprehensive regional strategies would help
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GENEVA – Measures to combat domestic violence need to be given attention and addressed by national disaster management agencies, according to a statement issued today by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami
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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, March 18, 2020 – As a result of the impact and uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management
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GENEVA, 18 March 2020 – A UN effort to improve reporting on disaster losses by UN member States has been made public today to mark the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at a UN World Conference in Sendai
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GENEVA, 12 March, 2020 - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, today acknowledged WHO’s declaration of a pandemic in relation to the global outbreak of the COVID19 virus which has claimed over 4,000
Dubai Police makrs IDRR 2019 at Mall of Emirates
Dubai Police celebrated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction #DRRday with members of the public at the Mall of the Emirates on the theme “Build to last”. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police - Head of
UNDRR head, Mami Mizutori, and UNDP Crisis Bureau chief, Asaka Okai, sign Statement of Intent today in New York
NEW YORK/ GENEVA, 21 February, 2021 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) signed a joint partnership agreement this Friday, 21 February, to step up collaboration on three priority areas to
UNDRR officials recived by NCEMA DG
ABU DHABI, 12th February, 2020 (WAM) -- Obaid Rashid Al Hassan Al Shamsi, Director-General of the National Crisis an Emergency Management Authority, NCEMA, received Mami Mizutori, Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Office for