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Chisinau municipality is the first city in the Republic of Moldova to join the UNDRR flagship initiative – Making Cities Resilient 2030 and the first city to use the Preliminary Disaster  Resilience Scorecard for Cities and the Public Health Addendum. The main resilience challenges in the Chisinau municipality: 1. Resilience is not perceived as an inte…
Explore the multimedia version Some of the most important risks faced by humankind today are environment-related: extreme weather, biodiversity loss, natural hazards, and human-made environmental disasters. In large part, the rising risks are the result of environmental degradation occurring worldwide due to increased human activity. However, these ris…
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24 June 2021
Tsunami News 2020-2021 is a magazine-style publication which covers notable events in the world of tsunami risk management over the last year. On the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD), 5 November 2020, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said: "When tsunamis strike, they are a supreme test of the governance and institutions that have…
The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark demonstration that, in a connected and globalized world, risk is more systemic than ever: what was initially a health disaster quickly became a socioeconomic one with long-term impact, highlighting the urgent need for a whole-of-society approach towards prevention and risk-informed recovery and development.This report pr…
UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the release of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021, a blog post on urban resilience from Mr. Zdravko Maksimović, Head of the Civil Protection Department, Kra…
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12 January 2021
A/RES/75/216 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2020
A report on 2019 progress towards the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Towards a Risk-informed and Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Afghanistan under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for…
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Australia under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for s…
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Myanmar under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for str…