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This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learned - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better. It asserts that telling live lessons have great value as a way to create monuments and memorials, and can be transformative and therapeutic activities for individuals and who…
This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the disasters in 2011 that set a new record of $366 billion in economic losses; (ii) the 2010 and 2011 Pakistani floods; (iii) the call for the Children’s Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction's (DRR) adoption in the Philippines; (iv) crisis mapping; (…
This paper presents UNISDR observations and suggestions for the zero draft based on lessons learned in implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015 (HFA): Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters.
This paper presents UNISDR proposal for the Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference. It addresses: (i) the expectations for the outcome of Rio+20, the concrete proposals in this regard, including views on a possible structure of the Outcome document; (ii) the comments on existing proposals; (iii) the views on implementation and the impl…