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Objectives of the side event: The side event will brief on the outcomes of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. It will build on the Chair’s Summary of the Global Platform and highlight the lessons, findings and recommendations from global and regional reports and the conclusions from the five high-level pa…
… Goal: The Global Meeting of National Platforms Focal Points aims to contribute to implement … Framework for Action through support to multi-stakeholder National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction. Specific Objectives 1. Provide a forum for National Platforms and …
The first meeting of the newly appointed UNISDR-STAG will discuss priorities and action of the group for the coming 2 years, as well as working modalities with regional science and technology advisory groups and other UNISDR partner groups such as the private sector, parliamentarians, and civil society organizations.
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2 October 2017
… ahead of World Tsunami Awareness Day (5 November 2017), to raise awareness on the risk of tsunamis in lakes based on a local case study in Geneva. In 563, a mudslide … from the University of Geneva who carried out a research programme on tsunami risk in the lake of Geneva will be present at the event and available to answer … Schedule 10-12:00 - Virtual Reality Experience on Earthquakes  14-16:00 - Tsunami risk session To attend, please register here . … In the morning visitors will be able …
The United Nations Information Service in Geneva will organize in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), a two-day seminar on "Reducing Disaster Risks to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals", on 12 and 13 October 2017, 9:00 until 17:00.  The aim of the United Nations Seminar Series is to deepen people's k…
… Over 11 million have been affected by tsunamis this century. This year and for its second edition, the 2017 World Tsunami Awareness Day will align with the theme … the International Day for Disaster Reduction and focus on Target (b) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which aims at reducing the number of people … the International Day for Disaster Reduction and focus on Target (b) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which aims at reducing the number of people …
As tsunami risk is not always associated with lakes, UNISDR will take the opportunity of being in Geneva to raise awareness this year about the tsunami risk linked to the geology of lake and will show “The Wave” at the Empire cinema as part and in collaboration of the ONU Cine activities. The Wave (Norwegian: Bølgen) is a 2015 Norwegian catastrophe dra…
A group of Experts, men and women, on gender and disaster risk reduction, gathered at a meeting on 12-13 February in Geneva under UN/ISDR auspices, agreed on building a “Global Partnership for Mainstreaming Gender Concerns and Needs into Disaster Risk Reduction”. This Partnership will contribute to the ongoing long-lasting global effort to promote gende…
A three-day workshop in Geneva began work on policy guidelines for mainstreaming gender into disaster risk reduction (DRR), on 28-30 January. Experts from different backgrounds agreed that there was much common ground between gender mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental Resource Management and DRR, that a gender perspective had not b…
At the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, NGOs organized a Preparatory Meeting with the support of UNISDR. The goal of this Meeting was to provide NGOs with an opportunity to better influence the global DRR agenda. The Meeting focused on facilitating the substantive contribution of NGOs to the Global Platform through a "br…