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… In a joint declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed their commitment to build … climate impacts. Climate change adaptation, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction should be seen as part of a whole package, they said, underscoring the … climate change and disaster risks into development, instead of simply adding risk on to development.” The meeting began on Monday with an address by Mr. Robert …
… middle of the ocean with no internet, television or mobile phones is a real-life disaster risk nightmare for one Pacific nation. Yet, the prospect of reaching the last mile – a … from 34 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the eve of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, organized by various UN …
Suva – In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with sudden and slow disasters, Fiji, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and Tuvalu are re-examining how their laws can be updated to better reflect the increasing complexity of disasters.  On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, the countries of the Pacific have had to deal with multiple…
SUVA, 6 November 2017 – Thirty youth ambassadors from five Pacific countries will tomorrow share their ideas on building tsunami resilience with young people from around the world. The Pacific youngsters will join hundreds of students from Japan and 20 other countries for the High School Students Islands Summit, in Okinawa, to mark the 2017 World Tsuna…
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14 November 2017
… to their communities as tsunami awareness leaders. The Summit issued a consolidated report -- the “Ambassador’s Note” -- which will be used by participating students for … to their communities as tsunami awareness leaders. The Summit issued a consolidated report -- the “Ambassador’s Note” -- which will be used by participating students for …
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…
WAKAYAMA, 5 November, 2018 - This year’s High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day attracted 379 students from 48 countries to Japan, a country renowned for its disaster risk management and expertise on tsunami risk. The Summit brought together 244 overseas students and 135 students from Japan in the location where on November 5, 1854…
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…
BANGKOK, 17 May 2018 - Political leaders and senior government officials recommitted themselves to tackling rising inequality across Asia and the Pacific and to improving disaster-related statistics in the region at a high-level UN Policy forum in Bangkok this week. Over 540 delegates from 44 Member States and Associate Members attended the 74th UN Eco…
Young students from the island nation of Tuvalu are now able to go to school without the constant fear that the next tropical cyclone would destroy their classrooms – all thanks to a partnership between their government and Australia. Through the $4.1-million Funafuti Classroom Building Project primarily funded by the Australian government, a two-store…