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GENEVA, 8 May 2017 – Early warning systems and making the link between predictable weather and climate events and their impacts are critical to save lives and property when disaster looms. Experts from around the world are set to launch a drive to improve warnings for an interlocking range of hazards and step up what is known as impact-based forecastin…
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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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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…
Landslides can assume catastrophic and disastrous proportions causing immeasurable damage to life and property, and are one of the costliest natural hazards. In South Africa, despite significant strides made towards consolidating data on geohazards in the country, very few studies on mass movement have been documented. Focusing on Khalavha Village, thi…
GENEVA, 2 February 2012 - The UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today welcomed the announcement that the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) new Weather and Climate Information System has become operational “as a major contribution towards life-saving efforts at community level.” She said: “This is a sign…
GENEVA, 5 October 2012 - On 13 October, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) will be an occasion to pay tribute to millions of girls and women around the world who are on the frontline making their communities and societies resilient to the impacts of disasters and the effects of climate change. Driven by the theme Women and Girls: the […
GENEVA, 5 August 2012 - UNISDR Parliamentary Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction, Abdou Sané, Member of Parliament from Senegal, recently welcomed the African Union's decision to establish an African Risk Capacity Secretariat - a specialized agency of the African Union which will help elaborate a legal agreement on a pooled risk insurance facility for…