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23 August 2016
BANGKOK, 23 August 2016 – The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction today received a major boost from the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – which have agreed to set up a joint task force on disaster risk management. India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs and UNISDR Champion, Mr. Kiren Rijiju is the driving fo…
PANAMA CITY, 22 December 2016 – A network of hundreds of cities across South America has pledged to step up regional efforts to reduce disaster risk and boost sustainable development. The 21st edition of the Mercocities Summit, held in Santa Fe, Argentina, put the focus squarely on the links between climate change, poverty and damaging development. “W…
CANCUN, Mexico, 25 May 2017 – Efforts to reduce disaster death tolls in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji have been honoured by an international award from the United Nations and Japan’s Nippon Foundation. Issued at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the biennial Sasakawa Award recognised projects that have made a substantial contribut…
TORONTO, Canada, 29 March 2016 – Ensuring that companies understand and act on the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards is a vital step towards reducing disaster impacts. Business education offers a tool to achieve this. A dozen universities from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and the United States have…
Vacancy
Closing date:
21 April 2012
Job opening number : 12-ADM-UNISDR-23079-R-RIO DE JANEIRO Background This position is located in the secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction ( UNISDR), Disaster Risk Reduction Centre of Excellence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The incumbent will report to the UN Resident Coordinator in Brazil and to the UNISDR Region…
The cities of São Luiz do Paraitinga, in 2010; Cubatão, in 2013; Itaóca, in 2014; and Jarinu in 2016, all located in the State of São Paulo, suffered disasters caused by heavy rains and storms resulting in human and economic losses, as well as leaving dozens of people homeless or displaced. Immediately after the disaster, these localities began their r…
Brazil is not an exception to the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts in several countries. However, assessing the spatial and temporal identification of drought episodes is an extremely complex process. Drought indices are particularly useful for characterizing water deficit, as well as for monitoring the impact of climate variability on nat…
The state of Paraná in the south of Brazil has recorded a significant increase in the number of disasters over the years, as well as the other Brazilian states. Since 2012, with the implementation of the National Protection and Civil Defense Policy (PNPDC), Brazil has had a national DRM and DRR strategy that includes the integration of institutional, sc…
Climate change has had serious consequences at global and local levels and has required more effective scientific studies and management measures for disaster risk reduction strategies. In this sense, public managers should consider strategies that involve the integration of stakeholders, in relation to understanding the disaster risks to be faced. The…
Vacancy
Closing date:
05 January 2016
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Job opening number: 52028 This profile is for the sole purpose of the Internship Programme of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in Panama City. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns sha…