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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…
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…
SUVA, 4 June 2014 – A trio of creative organisations supporting the development of community resilience have been recognised for their great work in the Pacific region. Caritas Australia, the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI), and the Pacific Disability Forum shared the inaugural Pacific Innovation & Leadership Awa…
As part of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States 2014 this side event will offer an opportunity for discussions around resilient development for Pacific Island Nations: how countries and organizations have advanced, or are planning, the joint integration of climate change and disaster risks to address these threats to sustainable developme…
Work with the United Nations to raise awareness among the private sector in the Pacific - one of the most hazard-prone regions in the world - about the importance of disaster risk reduction. This is a volunteer assignment under the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, an Australian Government initiative. Airfares, living a…
… date. At the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations with countries and organizations at …
… of the main points of the key issues discussed during the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, held in Suva, Fiji on 2–4 June 2014. It presents (i) the findings of … process around the development of the post 2015 Framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2); (iv) the development of performance indiactors for the new …