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The following statement is issued by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, October 13 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to the importance of strengthening disaster risk reduction. Many countries are facing multiple crises simultaneously. We will see more of this. Extrem…
This working paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted for tracking public investments for various cross-cutting issues and reviews case studies on tracking public investments on DRR in different regions and countries. The author pr…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the two-day post-mortem on Typhoon Sendong in the Philippines leading to the Mindanao Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction Priorities; (ii) the new World Meteorological Organization's weather and climate information system; (iii) Oxfam's briefing paper Cr…