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1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for Internationa…
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…
INCHEON, 6 November 2012 - When it comes to critical infrastructure governments are increasingly aware of the role of disaster risk reduction in planning, and the value of applying the priorities for action in the Hyogo Framework for Action when it comes to protecting their investments. Over 30 government officials from Armenia, Cambodia, The Gambia, L…
The Post-2015 consultation to be held with national and local government officials from Armenia, Cambodia, Gambia, Lao RDR, Mongolia, the Philippines and Republic of Korea at the second Leadership Development Forum on Developing Capacity and Legislation to Mainstream DRR into Development. Issues to be addressed: (i) the lack of progress with implementa…