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Geneva International Conference Center, Switzerland, 31 August - 4 September 2009 WCC-3 will focus on how humankind can benefit from the advances in climate prediction and information services to manage climate-related risks as a way of developing
Today, the first World Humanitarian Day will be observed. The Day was established last year by the United Nations General Assembly to honor all humanitarian and the United Nations and associated personnel who have lost their lives in the cause of duty and
The international conference on ‘Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction’ is co-organized by Incheon Metropolitan City and UNISDR and will bring together 200 participants.
On 27-29 July 2009 UNISDR Europe attended the Disaster Prevention Workshop organized by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agencies (MSB), Swedish National Platform Coordinator, in close cooperation with the Swedish Ministry of Defense, in the context of the
The second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held from 16 to 19 June in Geneva, Switzerland and attracted approximately 152 governments, 137 organizations, and 1688 delegates. Africa alone accounted for more than 160 participants with a government delegation of over 40 countries including high-ranking government and political leaders. View full story
The World Bank Group (WB), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) organised a special event on South Eastern Europe (SEE) and Disaster Risk Reduction. This event
On 21-22 July 2009 the first meeting of the Programme National Correspondents was hold for the Euro-Mediterranean Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disaster (PPRD South). PPRD South is coordinated by a consortium
17 July 2009, Palais des Nations 1.15-2.45 pm Room XXII The side event will brief on the outcomes of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. It will build on the Chair’s Summary of the Global Platform and highlight the lessons, findings and recommendations from global and regional reports and the conclusions from the five high-level panels, each of which is being represented by the Panelists. > More information
IPCC is looking for disaster risk reduction experts to be lead authors and review editors. Nominations must be made by national IPCC focal points by 27 July 2009. Disaster risk reduction experts may have broad, conceptual knowledge of disaster risk
As a special media event at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recorded a one-hour ‘as live’ BBC World Debate titled Prevent or React. Nik Gowing, a senior BBC World presenter, anchored the event