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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…
CAIRO, 4 May 2017 – Countries from across the Arab region have set out their collective stance ahead of the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, following similar moves by other parts of the world. Hosted by Qatar, the 3rd Arab Preparatory Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction came three weeks before the Global Platform gets underw…
Reference number: ISDR/C/07/2014 United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversity Background: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the co…
CAIRO, 2 November 2015 - A rare powerful tropical cyclone Chapala in the Indian Ocean is heading towards Arabian Peninsula southern costs of Oman and Yemen. It is expected to make a land fall on eastern provinces of Hadramout and Shabwa in war-torn Yemen early Tuesday. The storm reached category 4 during the weekend. On Sunday, the cyclone killed at le…
Background In the Arab region, the League of Arab States (LAS) is taking the lead in promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction in key regional policies on climate change, environment and disaster management coordination mechanisms. It also supports and calls for the implementation of HFA at the regional and national levels and promotes the co…
Background In January 2005, 168 Governments adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action: Building resilience of nations and communities to disasters. This 10-year plan to make the world safer from natural hazards was developed and adopted at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan and subsequently endorsed by the UN General Ass…
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Background This position is located in the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. The incumbent reports to the Regional Coordinator and/or the Senior Programme Officer. Responsibilities • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor an…
Background: The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce associated environmental, human and economic and social losses. A range of United Nations organizations and intern…
“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives.” CAIRO, 14 March 2018 - That refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Rep…