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Vacancy
Closing date:
30 August 2012
Background Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nation…
Vacancy
Closing date:
13 November 2012
Vacancy 12-PGM-UNISDR-24569-R-NEW YORK (X)Closing date revised - previous closing date: 30 October 2012 United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversity Background: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)…
External evaluation of the implementation of UNISDR's regional project DIPECHO South America 2011-2012. Evaluación externa de la implementación del proyecto regional UNISDR para DIPECHO América del Sur 2011-2012.Proyecto: Fortaleciendo la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en América del Sur a través de la promoción de la implementación de las prioridade…
Vacancy
Closing date:
21 April 2012
Job opening number : 12-ADM-UNISDR-23079-R-RIO DE JANEIRO Background This position is located in the secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction ( UNISDR), Disaster Risk Reduction Centre of Excellence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The incumbent will report to the UN Resident Coordinator in Brazil and to the UNISDR Region…
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 monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the two-day post-mortem on Typhoon Sendong in the Philippines leading to the Mindanao Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction Priorities; (ii) the new World Meteorological Organization's weather and climate information system; (iii) Oxfam's briefing paper Cr…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the progresses on the "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign and the release of the Handbook for local government leaders: how to make cities more resilient; (ii) using GIS for disaster risk reduction (DRR); (iii) a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology and…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström's message in the build up to Rio+20; (ii) San Francisco being the first major US city to join UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient’ Campaign; (iii) a passionate ple…