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18 August 2015
GENEVA, 18 August 2015 – UNISDR has added new momentum to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international plan to curb deaths and economic damage caused by natural and man-made hazards. The 'Words into Action' process, launched today, will gather experts from around the globe to shape by the end of 2016 a…
GENEVA, 12 April 2016 – An international business group working to reduce the impact of natural and man-made hazards has pledged to ensure that the private sector plays its part in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, or ARISE, today held a meeting to hammer…
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 24 May 2016 – A major global network launches today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to facilitate business engagement in crisis situations through pre-positioning supplies, meeting humanitarian needs and providing resources, knowledge and expertise to disaster prevention. Businesses can now play a central role in preventi…
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 25 May 2016 - The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction has peppered the speeches of government representatives making commitments at the World Humanitarian Summit which closed yesterday. In particular, the ten ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries which have been at the centre of some of the world’s worst r…
Vacancy
Closing date:
29 March 2012
Background This position is located in the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. The incumbent reports to the Regional Coordinator and/or the Senior Programme Officer. Responsibilities • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor an…
Vacancy
Closing date:
16 May 2012
Job opening number: ISDR/T/03/2012Responsibilities The position is located in the Africa Regional office of the UNISDR secretariat. Under the overall guidance of the Regional Coordinator, the Programme Officer will: • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor and analyse programme/project deve…
GENEVA, 27 July, 2018 - The business professional who pioneered the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities has been elected as the new co-chair of ARISE, the UNISDR private sector partnership. Dale Sands of MD Sands Consulting Solutions will serve for two years as ARISE co-chair alongside Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representati…
Geneva, 4 December 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has launched a new mechanism for engaging with partners in implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The mechanism, which recognizes the need for a multi-sectoral approach to disaster risk reduction, was launched at a partners meeting held…
KOBE, 4 February 2019 - Organizations working on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) have started to log their voluntary commitments in support of the Sendai Framework - the global roadmap for reducing disaster losses by 2030 - in a new online platform https://sendaicommitments.unisdr.org/ More than 50 users have registered in the first few weeks of operatio…
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…