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… 26 October 2016 – Pacific countries have pledged to step up efforts to deal with the challenge posed by climate change and the threat of disasters, in order to ensure that their development is sustainable. In a joint declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed their commitment …
… Day attracted 379 students from 48 countries to Japan, a country renowned for its disaster risk management and expertise on tsunami risk. The Summit brought together 244 … “At the workshops, they thought about what each of them could do for disaster risk reduction based on what they have learned. I would like them to become adults like …
This newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) praises for Pacific disaster risk management and climate change strategy; (ii) the launch of a survey on disability and disasters; (iii) 2013 floods a "turning point"; (iv) Pacific's drought risk; (v) UNISDR honouring Canberra as a Role Model city for UNISDR's Maki…
This summary provides the Chair’s assessment of the main points of the key issues discussed during the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, held in Suva, Fiji on 2–4 June 2014. It presents (i) the findings of a ten-year review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the region; (ii) a summary of a High-level dialogue between prominent repr…
… to Outcomes include: (i) Assessment; (ii) Safe school facilities; (iii) School disaster management; (iv) Disaster risk reduction in school curricula. … ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education …
Pacific Island countries -- building partnerships and networks The September 2009 tsunami that affected Samoa, Tonga and American Samoa killed almost 200 people and destroyed scores of coastal villages. Floods in Fiji in 2009 resulted in reported damages of $54 million with an additional $5 million in humanitarian costs. Community-based projects to e…
… of just how some countries are faring, or not, with the implementation of disaster risk reduction education seven years after such education was requested by the Hyogo …
GENEVA, May 22, 2013 - Community voices from around the world today urged disaster management and climate change adaptation practitioners to take greater account of indigenous knowledge and expertise in building community resilience to withstand natural hazards. While acknowledging technical and scientific advances in climate change adaptation and disa…
To celebrate the 2010 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, in collaboration with regional partners, is holding a regional drawing competition for school children in the capital of each country in the Pacific, with the theme: “Making the Pacific Resilient: My Community is Getting Ready!”. The Pacific Drawing Competition 2010 aims to pr…