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26 July 2016, INCHEON, Republic of Korea – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has signed a five-year, US$10 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea to support education and training for disaster risk reduction. The signing of the agreement coincided with a visit by…
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21 October 2016
INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 21 October 2016 – Disasters present a whole host of risks for children, from threats to their health, psychosocial well-being, protection and nutrition, to disruption of education, all with potentially long-lasting consequences. According to UNISDR’s flagship Global Assessment Report, at least 66 million youngsters are affect…
INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 21 November 2016 – Fast-paced developments in technology have the potential to help the world rein in the impact 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 le…
… 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 … “I hope all of you will play an active role as future leaders towards disaster risk reduction from a global perspective. It will eventually lead to a wave of saving the …
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21 June 2013
13-PGM-UNISDR-27844-R-INCHEON CITY (X)United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityOrganization setting and reporting Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure…
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21 June 2013
13-PGM-UNISDR-27845-R-INCHEON CITY (X)United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityOrganization setting and reporting Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure…
… connects people by providing practical services and tools such as PreventionWeb, publications on good practices, and by leading the preparation of the Global … connects people by providing practical services and tools such as PreventionWeb, publications on good practices, and by leading the preparation of the Global …
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24 September 2015
INCHEON, 24 September 2015 – Korea’s advance towards a national integrated public-safety communications network is being heralded as an example of how disaster risk reduction represents a major business opportunity. The country aims to launch its world-leading system – the so-called Long Term Evolution (LTE) public safety network – in 2017, and several…
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7 December 2015
… city-to-city learning to strengthen implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The first City Resilience summit of its kind took place at … Resilient Campaign, for their assessments. Local governments are charged to collect disaster information within the national reporting mechanism despite limited … in order to improve the efficiency of the monitoring, collection, and sharing of disaster information. The Sendai Framework highlights how cities are a key partner in …
Incheon, 1 April, 2015 – The popular child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to be translated into Korean after 400 children and youth met in Incheon to discuss the meaning of disaster risk reduction and how they can become agents of change in their own homes and communities. They were inspired to meet by the words…