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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…
MILAN, 9 July 2014 – Efforts to ensure political commitment to a new global agreement on reducing disaster losses have received a major boost as representatives from 40 European countries agreed to a series of sweeping recommendations designed to build resilience to disasters. Europe experienced over 40 major disaster events last year affecting millio…
MILAN, 10 July 2014 - This week’s European Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction has made a series of recommendations for the Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of next week’s Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meetings in Geneva which will produce the first draft. The Post-2015 Framework will be adopted 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…
MADRID, 8 October 2014 - The 5th European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) closed today with a strong call for joint action to face the common challenges of climate change, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction. “The main aim must be to focus on reinforcing the joint actions and strategies,” said meeting co-Chair Daniel Cano from…
… not too late to join. Just click here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/17311-resilience-is-for-life You’ll find yourself in good company alongside the UN family, … Africa, on Monday, hosted by the South African government. The day and the theme “Resilience is for life” are being used to boost age-inclusive disaster risk reduction … In the UK, there will be the London launch of HelpAge International’s new report “Resilience in an Ageing World” hosted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). …
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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…