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GENEVA, 19 November 2014 - Work is to continue on the negotiation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction following two days of debate and discussion at the 2nd Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which concluded in Geneva yesterday evening. Negotiations will continue through Decem…
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27 November 2014
INCHEON, 27 November 2014 – The Hyogo Framework for Action has been an important guide to disaster risk managers working to build resilience on one of the world’s most exposed and vulnerable coasts. Mahmudur Rahman, who has been responsible for disaster risk management for the coastal district of Barguna, Bangladesh, for eight years, said the HFA’s foc…
GENEVA, 4 December 2014 - Government and schools were closed today in the Philippines coastal city of Tacloban as thousands of families flocked to evacuation centres ahead of the feared arrival of another “super typhoon” at the weekend. Typhoon Hagupit, locally named Ruby, intensified into a super typhoon earlier today, carrying sustained winds of 240…
TBLISI, 5 December 2014 – Telavi, one of the most ancient cities of Georgia, has become the country’s first municipality to join the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. City Mayor Platon Kalmakhelidze said that being part of UNISDR’s thriving global campaign would help Telavi avoid a repeat of the scale of losses experienced as a result of a severe storm…
GENEVA, 8 December 2014 — As negotiations resume this week in Geneva on a global agreement on disaster risk management, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said the Philippines “zero casualty” approach to managing Typhoon Hagupit was further evidence of Asia’s leadership role in reducing mortality and tackling economic losses from disaste…
TBLISI, 8 December 2014 – The Georgian government is committed to pursue an ambitious approach in disaster risk management that says ‘prevention is better than cure’. The wisdom of the current policy draws on the hard facts of disaster losses over the past 40 years: thousands of casualties and a huge US$14 billion bill in economic costs. “Ten years ago…
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8 December 2014
GENEVA, 8 December 2014 – The 2015 Sasakawa Award has generated a huge response with 88 nominations of individuals and organizations received from a remarkable 44 countries. And the four judges – from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania – have taken the first important step by announcing their first long list of 33 nominations that remain in…
TOKYO, 24 December 2014 - The ranks of UNISDR’s Private Sector Partnership (PSP) have swollen in Japan thanks to the admission of nine new companies and a business federation, the Keidanren, which represents more than 1,300 firms and 112 business associations. In addition, more than 10 companies are poised to join. The new entrants take the total number…
This report focuses on the challenges of managing natural disasters, presenting a synthesis of the status of disaster risk in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) Region, including gaps and areas for remedial or enhanced actions. It highlights the progress already made and opportunities to learn from best practices, and provides critical feedback to g…
This document reflects the inputs received from an extensive multi-stakeholder consultations process involving governments, organizations and various networks in the Asia-Pacific region from March 2012 to date. At the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations wit…