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14 November 2017
13 November 2017: Students from 26 countries came together last week for a pioneering event to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. The spirit of “Yui Maaru” which means mutual support and bonds between people in the Okinawan dialect, was at the heart of the High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Aw…
… 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 …
… 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 …
… date. At the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations with countries and … and in different regions on the next phase of the HFA (Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, hereafter, HFA2). Informal consultations in the Asia-Pacific … which was used to guide discussions at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (6th AMCDRR) and became a key contribution from the …