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… new report highlights the lessons of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the world’s deadliest catastrophe in a decade, and underlines how they fed into the creation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The study by a team of leading international researchers wraps up the …
… Prefecture, Mr. Masao Uchibori, underscored that the region’s clocks did not stop that day. Work is underway to decommission the power plant and significant … and development measures to make nations and communities resilient to future disasters. Mr. McFarlane said that the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 … Prefecture, Mr. Masao Uchibori, underscored that the region’s clocks did not stop that day. Work is underway to decommission the power plant and significant …
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3 November 2016
NEW DELHI, 3 November 2016 - If proper coastal security measures had been in place at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011, many lives could have been saved, according to the Japanese MP, Mr. Toshihiro Nikai, who is also the Secretary-General of the governing Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Nikai, a leading advocate for W…
17 November 2016, MARRAKECH, Morocco - African Least Developed Countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference. Mali, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Small Island…
… of natural and human-induced hazards, notably when it comes to tackling urban risk. The issue of harnessing hi-tech to support disaster prevention, forecasting, response and building resilience at the community … governments, to get to grips with advancing technology and tools for disaster risk reduction in Korea and Japan. “Developing societies can be more dangerous, especially …
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25 November 2016
BALACLAVA, Mauritus, 25 November 2016 - African countries held a special session yesterday to mark the creation of World Tsunami Awareness Day as they acknowledged a rare but deadly threat which has come to be a worldwide symbol of disaster risk since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami claimed some 230,000 lives. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Represent…
KUROSHIO, Japan, 1 December 2016 – Hundreds of high school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day. The 25-26 November High School Students Summit in the southern Japanese town of Kuroshio brought together 360 young people…
YEREVAN, 13 December 2016 – Countries around the world need to bridge gaps in public understanding of disaster risk, otherwise they will keep facing human and economic blows, according to experts at an international conference. Scores of specialists have gathered this week in the Armenian capital Yerevan to share lessons on connecting the “last mile” b…
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28 December 2016
KOBE, Japan, 28 December 2016 – Hundreds of university students from around the world have set their sights on reducing the risk of disasters, during the first-ever edition in Japan of the National Model United Nations. The 350 students from institutions in 11 countries – Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Russia,…
and businesses in Japan are working hard to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year blueprint adopted at a UN conference in their country in 2015. …