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UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States are seeking good examples on urban risk reduction activities in the Arab region for the Global Biennial Campaign 2010 - 2011 "Resilient Cities". Globally, the aim is to have as many cities commited to meet the criteria for more resilient cities. This checklist builds on the priorities adopted in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.
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A Policy Forum on Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Stockholm, Sweden on October 26, 2009. Co-organized by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and UNISDR, the event gathered approximately 100 country representatives, practitioners and experts from both the disaster risk management and climate change communities to identify promising practices and critical actions for implementation of adaptation efforts. The outcome documents of the event are now available for download: Stockholm Policy Forum Summary Stockholm Policy Forum Joint Communiqué
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UNISDR Europe has the great pleasure to announce that the Republic of Croatia has lunched its National Platform (NP) for Disaster Risk Reduction under the coordination of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate. You can find out more on the new
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This report captures the discussions and recommendations of the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Geneva, 16-19 June 2009. It provides a summary of the multi-stakeholder deliberations on progress in implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and identification of priorities for the ISDR system for 2010-11 and beyond. Available on-line in English, a hard copy of the document will be disseminated in late January 2010. On-line versions of the document in all UN official languages will be made available as soon as possible. View full story
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"6 billion Others - Climate Voices", which will be launched in Copenhagen during the climate change negotiations, presents the collective voice of people whose lives have already been devastated by climate change impacts and those who are forced to live with these impacts. The film serves as an insightful and persuasive wake-up call from the global scientific community.
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The International Roundtable of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, organized by UNISDR in partnership with the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, adopted a common declaration in Malta on 24 November 2009. Recognizing disaster risk reduction as a first line of defence in adapting to climate change, the parliamentarians urge for political commitment through action at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. View full story
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The UNISDR Director and the Regional Coordinator for Europe have been invited by Macedonia for a high level exchange on disaster risk reduction issues. The President of the FYR of Macedonia, Dr Gjorge Ivanov, spoke to UNISDR of the importance that
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The UK Cabinet Office in collaboration with the Council of Europe (European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR) organized the European National
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The UNISDR secretariat Biennial Work Programme was developed following the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. It is based on the role and mandate of UNISDR as set by the UN General Assembly. The strategic direction for the 2010-2011 biennium is derived from the outcomes of the Global Platform and from regional consultations. The current programme has been further shaped through broad consultation with the ISDR Support Group in Geneva, donors, the ISDR Inter-Agency Group and other partners. View full story Related links UNISDR secretariat Biennial Work Programme: 2010-2011
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UNISDR Briefing note 2 This note reports on examples of recent experience in eight countries where national and local governments and civil society participants have worked to strengthen their disaster risk reduction and adaptation actions. These cases
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