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Background In the Arab region, the League of Arab States (LAS) is taking the lead in promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction in key regional policies on climate change, environment and disaster management coordination mechanisms. It also supports and calls for the implementation of HFA at the regional and national levels and promotes the co…
  ABU DHABI, 12th February, 2020 (WAM) -- Obaid Rashid Al Hassan Al Shamsi, Director-General of the National Crisis an Emergency Management Authority, NCEMA, received Mami Mizutori, Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR, at the headquarters of the NCEMA in Abu Dhabi. During the meeti…
ABU DHABI, 10th February, 2020 (WAM) -- The rapid urbanisation of Gulf countries in recent decades has highlighted the urgent need for urban risk management to be understood and put into practice, said a UN official. Mami Mizutori, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR, explained that this could be att…
Dubai Police celebrated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction #DRRday with members of the public at the Mall of the Emirates on the theme “Build to last”.   Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police - Head of Dubai Crisis and Disaster Team, explained that Dubai Police’s participation in the #DRRday a…
World Urban Forum High-Level Dialogue 2: Implementing the New Urban Agenda to drive Sustainable Change 10 February 2020, 9:00-12:00 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction  Check agai…
While the globe is facing challenging times and rapid changes due to disasters and the need to create risk-resilient societies is inevitable, the United Arab Emirates is leading the private sector engagement for disaster risk reduction by announcing the first ARISE initiative in the Arab region to achieve the  outcomes and goals of the Sendai Framework…
In the Arab region, the UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab states contributed to the MCR 2030 launch through several activities and public engagements including an on-ground activity that was organized for 5 days from October 28 to November 2, 2020, in the Festival City Mall in Dubai. This activation welcomed more than 1500 visitors to introduce to the…
This report seeks to measure progress in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) implementation in the Arab Region by synthesizing the outcomes of the HFA national progress reports submitted in the period 2005-2015 by 15 Arab countries. The main goal of this report is to provide an overview of trends in progress, challenges and gaps in implementing the HF…
This paper synthesizes the consultations held at the regional, national and local levels throughout the Arab region on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, the successor of the Hyogo Framework for Action. This report include the outcomes of various consultations held in the Arab region between 2012 and 2014, including during the First Ar…