On the occasion of the ninth meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction and the first session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 1) to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR), UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian
On the occasion of World Water Day, 22 March 2004, the UN will launch the inter-agency effort “Guidelines for reducing flood losses” in Geneva, New York, Bangkok and Harare. “Guidelines for reducing flood losses” are a result of a series of consultations
On 26 December 2003 an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale destroyed the historic city of Bam, Iran, killing, according to the latest figures over 30’000 people. The international community has responded generously to the needs of the population
The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution announcing the convening of a World Conference on Disaster Reduction, hosted by the Government of Japan at Kobe, Hyogo from 18 to 22 January 2005.
Ms. Esther Tadzong of the Global Centre for Compliance, Hazard and Disaster Management in Cameroon is the 2003 UN Sasakawa Laureate for Disaster Reduction for her efforts in raising awareness and promoting community involvement in preparing for imminent disasters.
The International Day for Disaster Reduction will be celebrated on Wednesday 8 October at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, with the official opening of the photographic exhibition ‘WATER: Floods in Central Europe’. The exhibition - organised jointly with
Italy, with 20,000 people dead, has become the country that registered the most casualties related to the heat weave that affected Western Europe during the summer of 2003. With these new figures for Italy, the official number of casualties for the whole
At any time throughout the world a river somewhere is in flood and its waters are threatening communities, their properties and even their lives. At the other end of this extreme water overload are droughts that have been and are still occurring around