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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…
GENEVA, 29 August 2016 - China National Radio today said it would launch a new service for its 700 million listeners which will focus on disaster risk reduction.  The station's President, Mr. Yan Xiaoming, met today with UNISDR Director, Ms. Kirsi Madi, to discuss mutual collaboration in the build up to International Day for Disaster Reduction which is…
… school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness … “I hope all of you will play an active role as future leaders towards disaster risk reduction from a global perspective. It will eventually lead to a wave of saving the …
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28 December 2016
… National Model United Nations. The 350 students from institutions in 11 countries – Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Russia, … National Model United Nations. The 350 students from institutions in 11 countries – Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Russia, …
BEIJING, 12 May 2017 – The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today marked China’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Day by expressing his condolences on the loss of at least eight lives in yesterday’s earthquake in Xinjiang Province and praising the country’s commitment to keepin…
BEIJING, 12 May 2017 – Young researchers in China have been urged to take up the ‘noble pursuit’ of applying science and technology to save lives and protect livelihoods from disasters. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, called on students to develop scientific evidence that in…
BEIJING, 16 May 2017 – China’s Minister of Civil Affairs has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to increasing international cooperation to address the common challenge of disasters. Speaking in the lead-up to next week’s 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Mexico, Mr. Huang Shuxian said China was willing to share its great experience…
… 13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most … disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk. A unique modelling exercise based on the latest data covering 204 countries and
… with civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders.” Ms. Kamal said the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – a 15-year global agreement that aims to curb … with civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders.” Ms. Kamal said the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – a 15-year global agreement that aims to …
11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today. The top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015 were China (26), USA (22), India (19), Philippines (15) and Indonesia (11). The head…