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This report provides feedback after the first two years of operation of the Global Facility, and demonstrates the significant value it has brought to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework around the world, as the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction convenes for its second session in June 2009. It provides concrete examples of the manner in which…
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, along with similar experience in other countries, provide a number of useful insights and lessons for climate change negotia…
Goal: The Global Meeting of National Platforms Focal Points aims to contribute to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action through support to multi-stakeholder National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction. Specific Objectives 1. Provide a forum for National Platforms and selected HFA focal points to share information and knowledge in coordinating nati…
The Arab region joins the rest of the world in facing an increase in natural hazards. The region is characterized by its harsh environment and has limited resilience to natural hazards events, which results in an increase in the number of natural disasters in the region. These disasters result from a group of factors including the increase in population…
  A major UN Report was launched on 17 May in the Kingdom of Bahrain – the first time such an event has been held in the Gulf region. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveiled the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate at an impressive ceremony in the presence of Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime M…
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. Addi…
UNISDR, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank, UNDP Syria and the Syrian Ministry for Local Administration convened a regional workshop on Urban Risk Reduction in Damascus on 4-5 November 2009. More than forty participants representing local authorities, researchers, academic experts, international and regional organi…
The Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR), The World Bank, The League of Arab States and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport of the League of Arab States, are co-organizing a Regional Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: "Cha…
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…
Since the adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action in 2005, greater awareness of the importance of reducing disaster risk has emerged among different stakeholders. Overall, in the Arab region, there has been some progress on political and national commitment to risk reduction, developing of institutional mechanisms and strategies, enhancing early warn…