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GENEVA, 31 July 2014 – To celebrate its global alliance with TV broadcasters and the role they played in the past ten years to advance the disaster risk reduction agenda, the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction is teaming up with the Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and launching its first Disaster Risk Reductio…
BANGKOK, 7 August 2014 – Early warning has been credited with saving the lives of several residents during this week’s earthquake in Yunnan Province. The China Daily newspaper reported how high school student Geng Fangdong was doing his homework when his mobile phone started bleeping. “It began to count down from five to one then it sounded sirens repe…
ULAN BATAAR, 5 June 2014 – UNISDR’s Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (GETI) has strengthened its partnership with Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to mark the department’s 10th anniversary this month. GETI delivered a “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Susta…
… to the increased prioritization by local governments of disaster risk reduction and resilience building issues, and, aside from that, to the coordination of the Centre of … disaster risk management in their development processes, thereby increasing resilience. The campaign aims to raise political commitment to disaster risk reduction … capacity development. The campaign is based on 10 essentials for developing local resilience, which in turn build on the 5 priorities for action of the Hyogo Framework …
… 21 August 2014 – The clock is ticking for developers to meet the Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge that is set to benefit millions of urban dwellers around the … Cities Resilient effort. The experience of cities already working to build their resilience is essential for helping us all to understand climate impacts and plan … 21 August 2014 – The clock is ticking for developers to meet the Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge that is set to benefit millions of urban dwellers around the …
GENEVA, 22 August 2014 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in partnership with Help Age International, today launched a survey to solicit the views of older people on how they cope with disasters. A matching attitudes survey targeting governments and other agencies on the inclusion of older people in disaster management planning has als…
MANILA, 16 June 2014 – The head of one of the world’s leading property developers today called on business enterprises to take advantage of new market opportunities in products and services that address disaster risk reduction. The President of SM Prime, Mr Hans Sy, told a forum of 60 Philippines private enterprises that forging mutually beneficial pub…
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18 June 2014
MANILA, 17 June 2014 – As Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts continue and the country prepares for a new typhoon season, President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines has stressed the importance of mounting “a focused international effort to address the threats posed by climate change, and to build communities that are resilient in the face of disaster.” He…
GENEVA, 23 June 2014 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced it is seeking nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, now in its 24th season, for individuals or groups of people providing extraordinary leadership in creating a safe, healthy, wealthy and resilient future for the planet. “There is ple…
BANGKOK, 25 June 2014 – Every Saturday afternoon at 5pm, up to 10 million people tune into what is probably the world’s most popular television programme on disaster risk reduction. And today at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) was recognized for its weekly 25-minute slot “F…