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NEW DELHI, 05 November 2016 – Three films of human resilience in an era of increasing disaster risk and a changing climate have scooped the main prizes at a prestigious awards ceremony. The documentaries – from Vietnam, Indonesia and India – were honoured for their insightful journalism and compelling tales of local innovation at the closing of the Asi…
… KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2016 – Asia’s most prolific disaster risk reduction journalist has urged media colleagues from 12 other countries to move … better protect themselves from various hazards. Thai PBS’s news editor for disaster and weather reporting, Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara, said “it cannot be business as …
… school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day. The …
13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk. A unique modelling exercise based on the latest data covering 204 countries and territories cal…
DA NANG, 18 June 2015 – The Sendai Framework identifies partnership with the private sector as a vital element in global efforts to reduce disaster risk. This strategic and inclusive approach is already a reality in hazard-prone Da Nang, on Viet Nam’s Central Coast. Over the past four years, the local authorities have put public-private sector cooperati…
DA NANG, Viet Nam, 6 July 2015 – An industry which is literally on the front line of disaster and climate risk is emerging as a leader in efforts to strengthen resilience in one of Viet Nam’s prime tourist destinations. A string of luxury hotels and resorts along Da Nang’s famous beaches are recognizing the need to strengthen their risk management to a…
… SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 1 February 2016 – Greater disaster resilience at community and national level is an important element of a new … security, especially food security,” Ms. Kamal told the ASEAN-China Seminar on Disaster Management and Emergency Response. “To reduce the adverse impacts of natural … sector and other stakeholders.” Ms. Kamal said the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – a 15-year global agreement that aims to curb deaths and economic …
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Closing date:
04 January 2008
Background The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce associated environmental, human and economic and social losses. A range of United Nations organizations and intern…
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Closing date:
14 August 2009
… accounts for over 60% of the world’s population and accounts for 87 percent of disaster casualties worldwide. People, communities, and even governments in disaster-prone countries still are ill-prepared for addressing or coping with disaster risk or vulnerabilities. In the first nine months of 2008, disasters across Asia and …
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…