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… which protect citizens from a range of natural hazards through improved land use, urban planning and strong building codes. Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, said: “Brazil recognizes clearly that building urban resilience to disasters is vital for saving lives and avoiding disruption to …
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12 June 2014
SÃO PAULO, 12 June 2014 – Football fans from all over the world were joined in São Paulo this week by officials representing the hopes and aspirations of 37 million people who live in 59 municipalities which are now members of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Brazil has emerged as a flag bearer in Latin America for the four-year-old campaign…
… GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - A new global framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) must seek to strengthen the role of local government because the …