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Building on the previous World Tsunami Museum Conferences, the Fourth World Tsunami Museum Conference (WTMC4) was held at the International Research Institute for Disaster Science in Tohoku University in City of Sendai, Japan, on 15 December 2022.
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The guideline provides information on how to use the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform.
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This regional analysis shares an overview of the voluntary commitments in the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform covering Asia and Oceania and an analysis of these VCs against the Asia-Pacific Action Plan for the Sendai Framework.
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This report provides synthesis and analysis of Voluntary Commitments as well as informs the Midterm Review (MTR) of the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
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Main results suggest that VCs have an average duration of 6.5 years, the scope of their activities is predominantly at the national or local levels (58 percent) and are concentrated mainly in the Asia region.
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In December 2015, a resolution jointly proposed by 142 countries including Japan on the creation of a World Tsunami Awareness Day, was adopted by consensus at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The objectives of the World Tsunami

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This document presents a selection of fourteen case studies focusing on good practices and lessons learned by the private sector in relation to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011.
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This publication reports on the analyses and outcomes of the Climate and Disaster Resilience Initiative (CDRI) Capacity-building Program participated by the following 8 cities: Chennai (India), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Hue (Vietnam), Kuala

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The aim of this publication is to serve as a guide for Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) implementation for local governments and stakeholders by customizing the ISDR publication “Words Into Action: A Guide to Implementing the Hyogo

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3rd Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-4 December 2008:

The objective of this review commissioned by UNISDR as a follow up to the 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR (AMCDRR) is to develop a common

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