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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…
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14 October 2015
PARIS, 15 October 2015 – Countries should strive to protect their heritage sites from natural and man-made hazards, according to experts aiming to advance Europe’s implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. “There’s a long history of disasters affecting cultural heritage in Europe,” said Mr. Giovanni Boccardi, in charge of disa…
NEW YORK, 31 March, 2016 - An earthquake off the coast of south-west Japan on 5 November, 1854, triggered a large tsunami that left 15,000 homes either damaged or completely destroyed. A local farmer, Hamaguchi Goryo, noticed the receding waters and immediately recognised this tell-tale sign of tsunami risk. He set fire to his entire year’s harvest of…
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19 December 2018
Tokyo, 19 December 2018 –  The world must overcome “its desire to forget’ was the message from a leading Japanese advocate for tsunami risk awareness at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference. Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Teru Fukui, spoke of Japan’s national resilience movement, and extending the movement to the rest of the world. Mr.…