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The latest news from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the lead UN agency for the coordination of disaster risk reduction.

This week’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be carbon neutral, in line with the “Greening the UN” initiative which aims at climate neutrality. Accordingly, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) secretariat, which
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Chair's Summary, speeches, statements, videos, etc... Additional coverage on the Global Platform homepage
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The 2009 laureate for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is geologist Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno. He receives the award - valued at US$ 50,000 - for his lifetime contribution and his outstanding commitment to reduce disaster risk and building capacity at the community level in Indonesia, one of the countries most vulnerable to multiple hazards.
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The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction opens in Geneva Leaders and representatives from some 165 Governments gathering here today for the 2009 Global Platform on Disaster Reduction will be urged to ‘invest today for a safer tomorrow’ – or face much harder decisions in the years to come.
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The Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction (DRR) opening in Geneva, Switzerland tomorrow (Tuesday) will hear details of the world’s safest places and those most threatened by sudden onset hazard. The information is drawn from a new
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The upcoming Global Platform on Disaster Reduction will feature an impressive 42 thematic special events, which will complement and support the high-level plenary sessions. The events will focus on different aspects of disaster risk reduction, including
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The recently published Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate identifies ecosystems decline as a key disaster risk driver that will exacerbate natural hazards in the future. Healthy ecosystems provide
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A record registration of some 1,500 participants, drawn from 150 Governments and over 120 regional/national Organizations is building momentum for the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which opens in Geneva two weeks today
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In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, UNISDR aims to minimize and compensate the impacts related to the Global Platform. Making the Global Platform a carbon neutral event is not an isolated activity. It is part of UNISDR’s climate neutral
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed at its 30th session in Antalya, Turkey, 21-23 April, to undertake the preparation of a special report entitled "Management of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation"
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