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… up efforts to deal with the challenge posed by climate change and the threat of disasters, in order to ensure that their development is sustainable. In a joint … all of which help to build a better picture of vulnerability and exposure to natural  and man-made hazards. In addition, they underlined the role of science and … all of which help to build a better picture of vulnerability and exposure to natural  and man-made hazards. In addition, they underlined the role of science and …
… 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 …
… 22 May 2017 – For island nations on the frontline of climate change and a swathe of natural hazards, the issue of whether communities should give up the battle and leave … 22 May 2017 – For island nations on the frontline of climate change and a swathe of natural hazards, the issue of whether communities should give up the battle and leave …
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14 November 2017
… the Summit, students participated in workshops on: learning from past disasters; disaster preparedness; and post-disaster response. They engaged in tsunami memorial … and evacuation drills, while attending disaster lectures, visiting a local disaster reduction centre, and conducting a commemorative tree planting ceremony. Ms. Mitsuho … by saying, “Bankoku Shinryo”, a phrase which signifies Okinawa. Reducing disaster risk requires an all-of-society engagement which includes children and youth who are …
… Meeting (PRM) has closed, focusing on discussion and recommendations around the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP)’s ten Guiding Principles and three … and people living with disabilities. In this, we recognise community knowledge and action enhance humanitarian response to crises.  “To inform resilience building …
… of protecting lives, building back better and improving preparedness for future disasters. They vowed to carry forward the spirit of Hamaguchi Goryo and implement … of the Goryo Hamaguchi and be active in the world as the next leaders to prevent disasters. I hope this summit will be the guidance for many lives to be saved over generations.” “This year we experienced a number of large disasters around the world, including the tsunami on 28 September in …
This document reflects the inputs received from an extensive multi-stakeholder consultations process involving governments, organizations and various networks in the Asia-Pacific region from March 2012 to date. At the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations wit…
This study provides an analysis of the current level of integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in the region, with an emphasis on the institutional and policy environment. The analysis presented includes seven Pacific island countries (Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu). The study shows t…
… 2018 –  Six weeks after it was hit by a Category 4 cyclone, Tonga is now trained in the use of the new online tool for measuring disaster losses, the Sendai Framework Monitor. Rolling out the Sendai Framework Monitor is part of Pacific-wide …