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Reference number: ISDR/C/05/14 United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversity Background: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coor…
In Spanish: Referencia Numérica: ISDR/C/05/14Valores Fundamentales de las Naciones Unidas: Integridad ● Profesionalismo ● Respeto a la diversidadAntecedentes: Creada en diciembre de 1999, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR por sus siglas en inglés) es el punto focal designado en el sistema de las Naciones…
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24 September 2014
Reference number: ISDR/C/23/2014United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversityBackground: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordin…
This document reflects the inputs received from an extensive multi-stakeholder consultations process involving governments, organizations and various networks in the Asia-Pacific region from March 2012 to date. At the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations wit…
News
12 December 2014
GENEVA, 12 December 2014 - The President of the Cape Verde National Civil Protection Service, Arlindo Lima, has warned that the situation on the island of Fogo is likely to get worse in the coming days as volcanic activity continues and lava pours out of the Chã das Caldeiras crater where it has already destroyed two villages. Mr. Lima reports: “Right…
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…
GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - The biggest challenge facing next year’s UN World Conference to agree on a new global DRR framework, is how to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national development plans, Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said on Wednesday. Addressing a high-level panel at the 4th Sess…
GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - A new global framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) must seek to strengthen the role of local government because the impact of all disasters is local, the 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard on Wednesday. With urban populations set to continue rising, it is vital that local governments ca…