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YEREVAN, 1 December 2014 – The Armenian city of Spitak, at the epicentre of the devastating 1988 earthquake, is a reminder of why current efforts to forge an ambitious post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction are so important. The city in northern Armenia is an inspiring symbol of what international cooperation can achieve when there is a collect…
YEREVAN, 3 December 2014 – The global effort to forge a 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction – an updated Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) - has championed inclusiveness as a key strength for the future resilience of communities and nations. Persons living with disabilities, who comprise an estimated 15% of the global population, are one such grou…
YEREVAN, 3 December 2014 – Global policymakers were today urged to grasp the opportunity of the upcoming Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction #wcdrr as a key moment in collective efforts to build safer and more resilient nations www.wcdrr.org. The Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, Mr. Armen Yerit…
YEREVAN, 6 August 2014 – Zara Tonoyan is passionate about her work to make Armenian schoolchildren and their classrooms safer from disaster. She encourages pupils to use art and theatre to share safety messages among themselves. Along with her colleagues at Oxfam and their local partners, she also urges schools and local authorities to have evacuation…
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23 July 2014
YEREVAN, 16 July 2014 – Armenia’s Minister of Emergency Situations has praised the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for inspiring “significant progress” in his country’s efforts to reduce disaster risk. Minister Armen Yeritsyan said the implementation of the HFA over the last decade, provided a good starting point for the upcoming World Conference on D…
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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…