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12 December 2014
GENEVA, 12 December 2014 - The President of the Cape Verde National Civil Protection Service, Arlindo Lima, has warned that the situation on the island of Fogo is likely to get worse in the coming days as volcanic activity continues and lava pours out of the Chã das Caldeiras crater where it has already destroyed two villages. Mr. Lima reports: “Right…
SUVA, 5 June 2014 – The 6th Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management closed yesterday with a call for strengthened action to prevent risk accumulation and to build resilience. The Meeting Statement at the end of the region’s sixth such platform, entitled ‘Way Forward: Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific’, said “whole-of-soci…
SUVA, 24 April 2014 - To help mark the approaching 10th anniversary of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the global strategy for reducing disaster losses worldwide, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific today launched the inaugural Pacific Innovation and Leadership Award for Resilience (PI…
GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - The biggest challenge facing next year’s UN World Conference to agree on a new global DRR framework, is how to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national development plans, Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said on Wednesday. Addressing a high-level panel at the 4th Sess…
GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - A new global framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) must seek to strengthen the role of local government because the impact of all disasters is local, the 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard on Wednesday. With urban populations set to continue rising, it is vital that local governments ca…
SUVA, 2 June 2014 – The Pacific region today challenged itself to grasp what was described as a ‘pivotal moment’ to shape disaster risk and climate change efforts for at least the next 20 years. Fiji's Minister for Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests, Lt. Col. Inia Seru…
… 2014 – A trio of creative organisations supporting the development of community resilience have been recognised for their great work in the Pacific region. Caritas … Disability Forum shared the inaugural Pacific Innovation & Leadership Award for Resilience (PILAR), in a presentation ceremony at the 6th Pacific Platform for … most vulnerable populations in disaster planning so that the immense experience of resilience among people with disabilities is shared and that development includes …