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KAMPALA, 8 November 2016 – Ensuring that children understand hazards is the route to reducing their impacts. Uganda is making disaster risk education part of its curriculum in order to bring up a generation that knows how to deal with the threats that it faces. “One of our mandates is to source for new knowledge on emerging issues and address the needs…
KUROSHIO, Japan, 1 December 2016 – Hundreds of high 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 25-26 November High School Students Summit in the southern Japanese town of Kuroshio brought together 360 young people…
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14 November 2017
13 November 2017: Students from 26 countries came together last week for a pioneering event to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. The spirit of “Yui Maaru” which means mutual support and bonds between people in the Okinawan dialect, was at the heart of the High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Aw…
GENEVA, 7 March 2018 - Marking International Women’s Day on March 8, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori made an appeal today for UN Member States to provide better data on the impacts of disasters on women and girls. “There is no doubt that if we have a better understanding of the extent to which a disproportionate…
Kobe, 25 June 2019 – The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitment (SFVC) first Synthesis and Analysis Report was launched in Geneva during the recent Global Platform. Voluntary Commitments (VCs) are made by multiple stakeholders (private sector, local governments, civil society organizations, academia, media, etc.) in support of the implementation of the S…
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30 September 2019
BEIRA, 30 September 2019 - At the best of times, children in Mozambique struggle to attend school up to the age of 13 when poverty often blocks a move to high school.   At the worst of times, they sit in hot tents or in cyclone or flood shattered buildings with the roof and windows gone. Even in a normal year, the country loses 600 classrooms to weath…
DODOMA, 7 June 2018 - In September 2016, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Nsunga in Kagera region, northwestern Tanzania, killing at least 19 people and injuring 253 others. A group of 15 boys from Ihungo Secondary School in Bukoba district were among the dead. Over 800 buildings were destroyed. But under an initiative by the government, in partner…
UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States in coordination with the League of Arab States will organize a three-day event in Marsa Alam, Egypt with youth engaged in fields related to biodiversity, climate change, disaster risk reduction, maritime sciences, urban development in coastal cities, and sea and/or coastal protection. The three-day event will prov…