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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…
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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…
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26 June 2014
BANGKOK, 26 June 2014 – Ministers, top government officials and more than 3,000 delegates from Asia Pacific today recognized the achievements of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) as a springboard to implement a more comprehensive Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction said a…
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14 July 2014
GENEVA, 14 July 2014 - Preparations for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathered momentum today as more than 600 government representatives and experts from around the world convened in Geneva for the First Session of an Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee. Experts representing a broad coalition of relevant stakeholders fro…
GENEVA, 14 July 2014 - The private sector and farmers took the stage today at preparatory talks on a new global framework for disaster risk reduction which are open to major groups from civil society as well as governments. They were speaking at the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction w…
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14 July 2014
GENEVA, 14 July 2014 – Indicators for the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction need to show what is happening locally as well as globally, the Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction heard today. Such good risk information is vital for improved decision making to strengthen local resilience, Ecuador’s…
GENEVA, October 10, 2014 - Twitter was not around when International Day for Disaster Reduction was launched 25 years ago but it’s proving to be an important rallying platform for this year’s celebration. UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström, today said: “The response from twitter users around the world is going to be a wonderful public tribute to all the…
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10 September 2014
SALFORD, 10 September 2014 - The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign came to a close yesterday in the city of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, following two days of intense discussions on how urban priorities can be accommodated in the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. “The post-2015 framework for…
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15 September 2014
… the consultations that have taken place throughout the Arab world on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction were further evidence of the very strong … for its revision at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, in March, 2015. Ms. Wahlström recalled that the region experiences drought, … 30 years - Japan will be hosting the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, following Kobe in 1994 and Yokokama in 2005. He said it would be a …
BANGKOK, 22 September 2014 - Heavy rains have caused major devastation over the weekend in the Philippines, France and Italy and may be further indications of the “new normal” that the world will have to deal with, if no accelerated action is taken to keep global warming within 2˚C. These latest events add to the toll which floods are already taking on…