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HELSINKI, 3 October 2016 –  The Finnish arm of an international grouping working to ward off biological and health threats such as Ebola and the Zika virus has won a pan-European award that recognises innovative approaches to reducing disaster risk. The Finnish Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) team received the Damir Čemerin Award at the opening in…
HELSINKI, 3 October 2016 – Europe today began its annual talks on curbing the threat of natural and man-made hazards, with the aim of accelerating efforts to achieve the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The 7th Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, chaired by Finland and running until Wednesday, bri…
HELSINKI, 5 October 2016 – Turkey took the helm of Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum today, ahead of a new drive by the continent’s governments to widen efforts to curb the threats posed by natural and man-made hazards. Turkey officially succeeded Finland at the close of the three-day 7th Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk…
… VIENNA, 7 October 2016 – Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the … of the efforts being celebrated in the upcoming edition of International Day for Disaster Reduction. The day, which is held every 13 October, is an annual celebration … mortality, which is also the first target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international agreement adopted last year. Reducing the risk
This newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the results of the first-ever UN global survey of persons living with disabilities on how they cope with disasters; (ii) the Millions Tweet for International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR); (iii) the Philippine Resilience Award; (iv) Cyclone Phalin, disaster ris…
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21 April 2011
The document serves the purpose of providing up to date information relating to National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction within the UNISDR Europe Region. To date 27 NPs have been officially nominated in UNISDR Europe Region. (Last updated 11 December 2014)
GENEVA, 14 July 2014 - The Finnish government has officially accepted the Peer Review report on its implementation of the global blueprint for disaster risk reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) which was adopted in 2005 and is due to be renewed next year at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan. While som…
This report presents the second peer review undertaken by Finland to assess progress in the implementation at national level of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (HFA). It aims to: 1) establish state-of-the-art approaches to each of the HFA Priorities for Action; 2) identify good pr…
UNISDR Europe is pleased to announce that the Republic of Finland has launched its National Platform (NP) for Disaster Risk Reduction under the coordination of the Department for Rescue Services of the Ministry of Interior. We would like to congratulate Finland on advancing its disaster risk reduction agenda.