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1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for Internationa…
QUITO, 24 October 2016 - The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, has welcomed the adoption of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda as “a significant contribution to focussing attention on the risks of rapid urbanisation and the importance of taking concrete measures to build cities in a way that reduces…
3 November 2016, GENEVA - Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that are vulnerable to natural disasters and are on the front line of climate change.  A joint s…
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…
MONTREAL, Canada, 7 March 2017 – The concerns and capacities of indigenous peoples need to be taken into account at all times when it comes to curbing disaster risk, leading members of communities from across the Americas said today at a high-level conference. Underlining the message, the three-day 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in t…
External evaluation of the implementation of UNISDR's regional project DIPECHO South America 2011-2012. Evaluación externa de la implementación del proyecto regional UNISDR para DIPECHO América del Sur 2011-2012.Proyecto: Fortaleciendo la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en América del Sur a través de la promoción de la implementación de las prioridade…
UNISDR-ROAM/DIP/ECU/009/2013 1. Nombre del proyecto: Fortalecimiento de la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (RRD) en América del Sur a través de un mayor fomento de las prioridades del Marco de Acción de Hyogo (MAH) a nivel local, nacional y regional 2013-2014 2. Duración de la consultoría: 17 meses con periodo de prueba de los primeros tres (3) mese…
UNISDR-ROAM/DIP/SA-WKSHFAC/010/2013 Nombre del proyecto: Fortalecimiento de la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (RRD) en América del Sur a través de un mayor fomento de las prioridades del Marco de Acción de Hyogo (MAH) a nivel local, nacional y regional 2013-2014 Duración de la consultoría: Aproximadamente 15 días laborales (entre agosto y septiem…
18 April 2016, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today extended his condolences to the people of Ecuador and Japan for the loss of life in the earthquakes which have hit both countries in recent days. Mr. Glasser said: “On behalf of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction I would like to extend my dee…
GENEVA, 19 April 2016 – The hundreds of deaths in Ecuador and the dozens of victims in Japan are a stark reminder of a basic fact about earthquakes: it is buildings, and not the shake itself, that claim most lives. Collapsing homes and other infrastructure are to blame for the overwhelming majority of earthquake fatalities and injuries. That makes str…