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MANILA, 22 July 2016 – Key UNISDR private sector partner SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the largest mall operator and developer in the Philippines, has spotlighted the importance of including persons with disabilities and senior citizens in disaster risk reduction efforts. SM Cares, the social responsibility arm of a corporation that has made its malls a byw…
NEW YORK, 11 October 2016 - The risk of dying in a hurricane or flood is lower today than it was 20 years ago, in most parts of the world. In Haiti, however, the toll of Hurricane Matthew has already passed 1,000, according to media reports. The issue of how to reach countries and communities left behind and struggling to reduce their disaster mortalit…
… (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that … (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that …
… and Asia, said: “ARISE is unique because we are a group of companies that approach disasters from a developmental, not just humanitarian, angle. We identify where we can … and Asia, said: “ARISE is unique because we are a group of companies that approach disasters from a developmental, not just humanitarian, angle. We identify where we can …
… 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 … people from 30 countries to share lessons about the role they can play in curbing risk. They wrapped up their summit by issuing the Kuroshio Declaration, in which they … and prepared 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 …
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28 December 2016
KOBE, Japan, 28 December 2016 – Hundreds of university students from around the world have set their sights on reducing the risk of disasters, during the first-ever edition in Japan of the National Model United Nations. The 350 students from institutions in 11 countries – Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Russia,…
GENEVA, 8 February 2017 – The Philippines, one of the most disaster risk-prone nations in the world, is stepping up efforts to ensure that its communities can withstand natural and human-induced hazards. “If we’re able to reduce risk then there may be no need for response. So the more we focus on prevention and mitigation, the less we might need to res…
GENEVA, 13 March, 2017 - The Philippines Senate is expected to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change tomorrow making the Philippines the 135th country to do so following a long advocacy campaign by UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, Senator Loren Legarda. Senator Legarda is seeking unanimous approval of the required Resolution at the third r…
GENEVA, 11 July – International disaster prevention advocate Senator Loren Legarda has called for a strengthening of the resilience of critical infrastructure, in the wake of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte in her homeland the Philippines last week. The earthquake, which caused at least four deaths and injured 100 people,also damaged a power…
… secure affordable housing and this needs to be part of disaster risk management planning at national and local level.” The study used probabilistic risk models for … made homeless over long periods of time. The metric is particularly relevant for urban planners and settlement programmes in areas prone to hazards which have to … made homeless over long periods of time. The metric is particularly relevant for urban planners and settlement programmes in areas prone to hazards which have to …