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SUVA, Fiji 28 March 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 efforts to implement the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sen…
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SUVA, 26 October 2016 – Pacific countries have pledged to step 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 declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed th…
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…
KUROSHIO, Japan, 1 December 2016 – Hundreds of high 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 Day. The 25-26 November High School Students Summit in the southern Japanese town of Kuroshio brought together 360 young people…
To celebrate the 2010 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, in collaboration with regional partners, is holding a regional drawing competition for school children in the capital of each country in the Pacific, with the theme: “Making the Pacific Resilient: My Community is Getting Ready!”. The Pacific Drawing Competition 2010 aims to pr…
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01 June 2012 - 01 August 2012
Pacific Island countries
With technical support from UNISDR and SPC/SOPAC, the governments of Pacific Island Countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia (FSM), Niue, Nauru, Palau, , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) organized multi-stakeholder consultations in conjunction with the HFA progress review to provide inputs to…
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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…
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…
Suva – The second Pacific Resilience 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 Goals which fall into four ‘standards’ for resilience; Integrate, Include, Inform, and Sustain. The meeting, held virtually this time due to…

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