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… policymakers are able to effectively address the challenge of escalating disaster risk. The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr Robert Glasser, said successive record-breaking hot months because of climate change were a "frightening development" that makes the need for risk-informed policymaking even more pressing. “This is a critical time in the history …
BANGKOK, 25 August 2016 – Scientists have agreed eight priorities to harness the power of research and technology to boost implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Asia. The Minister of State for Home Affairs, India, Mr. Kiren Rijiju, hailed the Outcome Document of the 1st Asian Science and Technology Conference f…
PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, 5 September 2016 - Memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed some 230,000 lives, will be revived this week as 24 countries take part in one of the largest tsunami simulations ever staged. Disaster management officials from Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, France (La Reunion), India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madaga…
NEW YORK, 4 November 2016 – One is a Czech model-turned-activist, and the other a student who hails from Spain. Their lives changed forever on 26 December 2004, when they were caught up in the tragedy of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Both have become tireless campaigners for disaster risk reduction. Ms. Petra Nemcova and Mr. Tomas Alvarez Belon took to the…
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2016 – Asia’s most prolific disaster risk reduction journalist has urged media colleagues from 12 other countries to move beyond simply describing events and instead help their audiences better protect themselves from various hazards. Thai PBS’s news editor for disaster and weather reporting, Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara, said “it c…
… a leading advocate for World Tsunami Awareness Day, urged the students to “share what you have learnt here at this summit in your class rooms and communities as Youth … for information into their families, communities and wider society. “You will use what you have learned once your return to your country and take initiative as leaders … a commemorative tree planting. They seized on the opportunity to discuss about what students can do for their communities to be prepared for tsunami risks and be …
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14-PGM-UNISDR-33512-R-BANGKOK (O) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Special Notice Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with establish…
BANGKOK, June 25 2015 - The government of Thailand today announced details of a new five-year national disaster prevention and mitigation plan which incorporates the priorities for action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The priorities are focused on understanding disaster risk in all its aspects, improved risk governance, investmen…
… SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 1 February 2016 – Greater disaster resilience at community and national level is an important element of a new era of … likewise adopted last year is helping to guide the region’s efforts to strengthen resilience. Mr. Xu Bu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, of the Mission of … Response (AADMER). … SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 1 February 2016 – Greater disaster resilience at community and national level is an important element of a new era of …
BANGKOK, 11 March 2016 – Government officials and hazard risk management experts from various sectors today called on countries to put health resilience at the heart of disaster risk management in the face of crises such as the Zika virus outbreak. They agreed seven recommendations to help countries face up to the fact that biological hazards “are part…