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… 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 …
BANGKOK, 24 March 2016 – Mayors and deputy mayors from 15 municipalities in Thailand have committed to reduce disaster risks and greenhouse gas emissions in order to strengthen the resilience of their cities. The ‘Low Carbon and Disaster Resilient Cities in Thailand’ initiative marks the first time that municipality-level actions in the country are bei…
The COVID-19 pandemic was in many an unexpected event that caught the world off guard. The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report, for example, did not include pandemics in its list of 10 most likely risks. However, while the pandemic was unexpected, it was not unavoidable. A number of global framework and guidelines were developed in recent…
This summary provides the Chair’s assessment of the main points of the key issues discussed during the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, held in Suva, Fiji on 2–4 June 2014. It presents (i) the findings of a ten-year review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the region; (ii) a summary of a High-level dialogue between prominent repr…
… the declaration adopted in Incheon by the Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2010) from their own point of view. Previous surveys conducted with children globally show that their views on local governance for disaster risk reduction often tend to be less positive than those of adults in all respects. … to, or views about the process of improving local governance for disaster risk reduction which are unique to children but not yet being taken on board. Thus …
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30 September 2011
Geneva, 30 September - UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström today expressed concern at the great number of people who have lost their lives or have been affected by severe floods currently ravaging many countries across Asia. Heavy rains due to the monsoon season have already claimed hundreds of lives and adversely affected millions of people in Thailand,…
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12 October 2011
By Brigitte Leoni Bangkok, 12 October - Bangkok which has so far been spared the heavy flooding affecting one third of Thailand is currently preparing for the worst case scenario. Government officials are predicting that Thailand’s capital city may be flooded later this week while news reports show residents sandbagging their houses and stocking up on…
BANGKOK, 21 October 2011 – The floods which have affected eight million people across South East Asia, and which now threaten Bangkok, have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction with many children drowning because they cannot swim, and thousands of workers now unemployed because of poorly located manufacturing plants, the Head of the UN’s B…
… experts from the region on a critical issue in DRR in Asia and the Pacific. - An exhibition of drawings from the Regional Drawing Competition throughout the Day. In … Resilient” campaign or a school/hospital 10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break and tour of the exhibition 10.30 – 11.30 Children and Policy Makers Roundtable Discussion “Save My … experts from the region on a critical issue in DRR in Asia and the Pacific. - An exhibition of drawings from the Regional Drawing Competition throughout the Day. In …
The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and to raise awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction (DRR). For 2012, the theme of IDDR ‘Women and Girls: The inVisible Force of Resilience’ aims to highlight the role that women and girls play in ri…