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PANAMA CITY, 22 December 2016 – A network of hundreds of cities across South America has pledged to step up regional efforts to reduce disaster risk and boost sustainable development. The 21st edition of the Mercocities Summit, held in Santa Fe, Argentina, put the focus squarely on the links between climate change, poverty and damaging development. “W…
This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in the region. The report provides summaries of the assessment of achievements during IDNDR, highlighti…
Save the date: RP23 will be held from February 28 to March 2 in Uruguay The government of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, are pleased to announce that the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (…
The government of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, are pleased to announce that the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP23) will be held from February 28 to March 2 in Punta del Este, Uruguay…
This report details the results of an assessment of the status of disaster risk reduction and institutional capacities in Uruguay, prepared by an inter-agency mission at the request of the Government of Uruguay, with the aim of promoting the development framework and capacity building of the National Emergency System. The document includes the identific…