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This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the new global risk model planned by UNISDR and partners; (ii) Myanmar commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) Turkish quake highlighting building safety; (iv) floods and vulnerability in El Salvador; (v) children, workers hit by Asian fl…
This report documents the assessment of the status of national disaster loss databases in 13 countries and presents lessons to guide the next generation of disaster loss accounting systems (DLAS). Monitoring disaster loss and damage is an integral part of risk governance, humanitarian programming, and public and private investments. Disasters of all dim…
​ Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with the support of the Government of Germany   1. Introduction and Background   An important component of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) is the inclusive and comprehensive monitoring and reporting process which allows countries, as well as…
GENEVA, 23 May 2013 - City mayors today urged national and international leaders to trust and invest more at the local level to transform rapidly expanding urban areas into safe and resilient 21st century cities. The 50-plus mayors from around the world who attended this week's 4th Global Platform were united in their message: the future of this planet…