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NEW YORK, 20 July 2016 - Strong leadership is critical to ensure that no one is left behind amid global efforts to achieve sustainable development by 2030, the United Nations’ top disaster risk reduction official has told a high-level global forum. “The best evidence of leadership is the ability to reach the marginalized and disadvantaged poor,” Mr. Ro…
… of the efforts being celebrated in the upcoming edition of International Day for Disaster Reduction. The day, which is held every 13 October, is an annual celebration of what … mortality, which is also the first target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international agreement adopted last year. Reducing the risk
ISDR/C/01/13United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversityBackground: 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 synergies among the disaster reduction act…
ISDR/C/05/13Background Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the U…
To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period 2015 – 2030 and provide an overview for the entire 15-year span of the Framework. To provide a start…
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Duties and responsibilities Under the overall guidance of the UNISDR Regional coordinator and the World Bank GFDRR Counterpart and in order to contribute to the implementation of the World Bank/UNISDR South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP) the Consultant will, within delegated authority, be responsible for the…
Podgorica, Montenegro, 15 April 2019 - Major efforts are underway in Montenegro to reduce the risks from disasters with the launch of a national disaster loss database to mark the 40th anniversary of a major earthquake. On April 15 1979, at 07:19 in the morning, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Montenegro. The earthquake, which lasted 10 s…
PODGORICA, 16 December 2014 – Montenegro today became the 27th country in Europe to launch a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, a key step towards implementing the world’s first global blueprint for reducing disaster risk, the Hyogo Framework for Action. “Proving the added value of investment in disaster prevention is no easy task. In fact,…