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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 … risk,” he said. Over the last 20 years, countries in Oceania have been hit by 156 disasters which have claimed over 2,300 lives, affected 4.3 million people and caused … water and food systems resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change and disasters. … SUVA, 26 October 2016 – Pacific countries have pledged to step up efforts …
… is key to survival. I count on you to be leaders who can reduce the risk of future disasters,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message to participants. The UN … of saving the precious lives of many people for generations to come,” he said in a video address to the students. Tsunamis, which are sparked by undersea earthquakes, … said as he welcomed the students to his town. “We should always regard natural disasters around the world as our own issue. It is not a problem from the past or in a …
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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…
… and reporting on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 … and Sustain: “To integrate policy and practice in addressing climate change and disaster risk. In this, we recognised the challenges in integration but also … understood, interpreted and communicated early warning and risk information in disaster preparation and ultimately in behavioural change. “To sustain resilience …
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…
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 Sendai Framework for Di…
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…
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…