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In Spanish: 1.   Antecedentes Internacionales: Creada en diciembre de 1999, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, (UNISDR por sus siglas en inglés) es el punto focal designado en el sistema de las Naciones Unidas para la coordinación y asegurar sinergias entre las actividades de reducción de desastres de las Nacio…
UNISDR-ROAM/MNR/EL SALV/003/2013 1. Nombre del proyecto Formación de capacidades para la planificación de la recuperación de desastres en la región Centroamericana con apoyo de la International Recovery Platform (IRP), UNISDR y en coordinación con CEPREDENAC.2. Lugar de Trabajo y Duración de la consultoría La consultoría se realizará en el país, por…
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 24 June 2015 – Disaster risk reduction needs to be a key component of development in order to secure sustainable results, UNISDR’s head Ms. Margareta Wahlström told a key meeting in Central America, one the most climate-vulnerable regions in the world. Addressing the 3rd Consultative Forum of the Central American Policy for I…
PANAMA, 25 January, 2017 - Rivers run through many cities in Latin America that have joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign, and management of these rivers brought three of those cities together last month to carry out a reality check. Representatives from the municipalities and civil society organizations of Santo Tomé, Argentina, Santa Ana,…
Good practices and lessons learned, a publication of the “Global network of NGOs” for disaster risk reduction. This publication is a joint effort of the Global Network of NGOs for Disaster Risk Reduction, an emerging network of national and international NGOs aiming to reduce disaster risk worldwide. The idea of publishing a compilation of good practice…
This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their classrooms and educate them about disasters.
This issue includes:Editorial - Voices & Ideas: - Chosica: Prevention Bears Fruit - Crisis or Mitigation?: The role of relationships between institutions and communities in disaster recovery assistance - Contingency plans for coping with disasters: A need that cannot be postponed - Agents of Change: The Role of Children and Youth in Disaster - The…
This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the new global risk model planned by UNISDR and partners; (ii) Myanmar commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) Turkish quake highlighting building safety; (iv) floods and vulnerability in El Salvador; (v) children, workers hit by Asian fl…
This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learned - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better. It asserts that telling live lessons have great value as a way to create monuments and memorials, and can be transformative and therapeutic activities for individuals and who…