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The city of Gazientep, Turkey, in collaboration with the UNISDR Regional Office for Europe is organizing an expert meeting with local and national authorities involved in disaster risk reduction. Gazientep intends to celebrate its participation in the UNISDR "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign and increase the awareness of its citizens on the actions th…
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14 September 2014 - 16 September 2014
Sharm El Sheikh
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the South Sinai Governorate and the League of Arab States (LAS) are organizing the 2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 14-16 September 2014. Adhering to the outcomes of the first…
Also known as 'Resilient Cities 2014,' this Forum is organized by ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, and co-sponsored by UN-HABITAT, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The…
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GENEVA, 15 July 2014 – Local communities are already leading the way in adopting a holistic approach to development, the Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction heard today. Mr. Erling Kvernevik, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, said a quick look at what is happening day-in day-…
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ABUJA, 15 May 2014 - From school to university education, from early warning to data collection, and from national development plans to community-based participation, Ethiopia has made solid gains in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action, the global agreement on disaster risk reduction adopted in 2005. Yesterday was a day for sharing HFA experien…
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GENEVA, 8 January 2014 – Herders whose livestock was devastated by a cyclone are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability and exposure to future disasters. A combination of freakish freezing temperatures, high winds and severe floods after a cyclone in November in Puntland, Somalia, hit several communities hard. Dozens of people died and up to one m…
This report celebrates some of the many achievements made in the South East Europe (SEE) region in the context of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (HFA), and suggests areas for further development and improvement. It is set in the context of the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk M…
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GENEVA, 10 January 2014 – UNISDR’s Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LGSAT) is an effective tool to assess a city’s institutional capacity to build resilience, a new report has found. The study said the LGSAT opened up dialogue and enabled the establishment of baseline data for the Ten Essentials of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign “that…
Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facin…
This summary provides the Chair’s assessment 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 a ten-year review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the region; (ii) a summary of a High-level dialogue between prominent repr…
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This UNISDR Europe Office annual report focuses on achievements in 2013. The delivery of results is described in the order of the four Strategic Objectives of the UNISDR Strategic Framework 2012-2015: Lead and Coordinate, Credible Evidence, Advocacy and Outreach, and Deliver and Communicate Results. The achievements reported show that great strides ha…
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MAKATI, 25 March 2014 – The Philippines’ city of Makati is striving for a comprehensive disaster risk management plan that strengthens the resilience of both multi-billion dollar businesses and migrant families struggling on a few dollars a day. The city, a big driver of the Philippines economy, sees its daytime population balloon almost tenfold, to 4…
On the occasion of the ten year anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on 26 December 2004, a panel discussion on “Ten Years On: The Indian Ocean Tsunami - From Learning to Action” was held in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand. Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs o…
In person
10 November 2014 - 12 November 2014
Amman, Jordan
Under the umbrella of the Project "Integrating Disaster Risk Management at National Level in Jordan 2014-2016", this 2-day workshop builds the capacities of 25 local government officials from the five governorates of Zarka, Irbid, Balqa (Salt), Madaba and Jarash.The workshop will enhance awareness on disaster risk reduction at all local levels and equip…

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