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3 November 2016, GENEVA - Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that are vulnerable to natural disasters and are on the front line of climate change.  A joint s…
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…
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…
“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…
This report seeks to measure progress in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) implementation in the Arab Region by synthesizing the outcomes of the HFA national progress reports submitted in the period 2005-2015 by 15 Arab countries. The main goal of this report is to provide an overview of trends in progress, challenges and gaps in implementing the HF…
This paper synthesizes the consultations held at the regional, national and local levels throughout the Arab region on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, the successor of the Hyogo Framework for Action. This report include the outcomes of various consultations held in the Arab region between 2012 and 2014, including during the First Ar…
This brief gives an overview of the disaster trends and challenges across the Arab region, with a special emphasis on infrastructure, informal settlements, climate change, and cross-cutting issues such as governance, inclusiveness, decentralization and legislation. The report also provides an analysis of proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and…
SALT, 22 April 2015 – Municipalities are taking the lead in Jordan to help build resilience to disasters, in the wake of recurrent winter storms that have seen heavy snow, rainfall and high winds cause power cuts, road closures and flooded homes. Salt, the capital of the northwestern Balqa Governorate, is one of five municipalities following the path ch…
AQABA, 28 April 2015 – Models of local-level disaster risk reduction and management, the Jordanian cities of Aqaba and Petra are leading an initiative for five fellow municipalities which have stepped up their own efforts to build resilience. Sharing lessons is a key part of UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Officials from the municipalities o…