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Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (UNDRR-ROAMC) invite MCR2030 Local governments and participating entities to share good practices and lessons learned on local governments engagement and Collaboration with their local communities for disaster risk red…
MCR2030’s short video contest 'Voices of the Community - Getting Ready for a Resilient Future in the Americas and the Caribbean', gives local voices a platform to tell a story, share ideas, practices, and experiences of their communities related to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The contest emphasizes the ability of local communities to reduce…
Journalists from across the Americas region were urged to spread the word that natural hazards such as earthquakes and tornadoes may be impossible to stop but that there is nothing inevitable about the loss of life and economic damage they inflict. “Disasters are not natural,” Kevin Blanchard, of the ‘no #NoNaturalDisasters’ international campaign, tol…
MCR2030-AMC announces a short video contest 'Voices of the Community in the Americas and the Caribbean - Getting Ready for a Resilient Future', where local voices can tell a story, share ideas, practices, and experiences of their community in the theme of disaster risk reduction and resilience. Winner videos will be featured and credited across the Amer…
Launch of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction Date: Wednesday October 13th Time: 8:30 am (Panama time) Registration: https://undrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YeQadfEWToqbkqGvEOrR3w To fill the survey: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=2zWeD09UYE-9zF6kFubccDIv3N2Kn2hHvukhVjuUQRtUQlJLNkxaUTB…
Municipal officials working in urban development and planning, environmental management, civil defense, health, social affairs, among others, now have another way to discover and master the tools of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative. After a successful first edition of the course developed with the technical support of UNDRR’s Regio…
The second Panel of the International Forum “Connect RN” on “Paving the way to Resilient and Sustainable Cities” explored how Latin American and European cities are innovating to become more resilient and sustainable in face of the global challenges posed by climate change and world pandemics. Moderated by MCR2030 Technical Advisors, the Panel that to…
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6 February 2017
SANTIAGO, 6 February 2017– In the midst of Chile’s worst forest fires in five decades, award-winning local campaigners have spotlighted the need to ensure that people with disabilities are not forgotten in emergency operations and disaster risk reduction. According to official sources, the fires have hit more than 547,190 hectares, claimed 11 lives and…
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27 December 2016
SANTIAGO, 27 December, 2016 – Businesses in Chile have come together to form the latest national chapter of UNISDR’s Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. The Crisis Management and Organizational Resilience Service, or SeCRO, an initiative promoted by Fundación Telefónica, Transbank, Aguas Andinas and five other companies that are l…
NEW YORK, 6 November, 2018 - There were repeated calls for greater attention to the needs of those most vulnerable in disaster situations, at a high-level event yesterday to mark the 3rd edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day. Representatives of tsunami-exposed countries including Indonesia, Japan, the Maldives and Chile spoke about the need for a more…