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PANAMA, 31 May 2016 - Sendai fever is breaking out in Mexico 12 months before it hosts the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun. The Chiapas state government has pledged by then to have in place local plans for disaster risk reduction in all its 122 municipalities, thus meeting a key target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Red…
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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…
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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…
PANAMA, 18 January, 2016 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has launched an awards scheme for 2016 which seeks to support national and regional efforts to reduce disaster loss and the impacts of climate change. CDEMA includes some of the most disaster prone small island States in the world, exposed to sea-level rise, storm surg…
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Vacancy Notice number: ISDR/IC/23/2010 United Nations Core Values: Integrity • Professionalism • Respect for diversityBackground: The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to red…
Webinars   12 August 2020. Webinar:  Youth engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change 12 August 2020. Webinar:  Strengthening Early Action Early Warning Systems 4 August 2020. Webinar:  Business Disaster Management Plan Self-Assessment Tool​​​​​​​ 10 July 2020. Webinar:  Build Back Better: A Green and Sustainable Economic Recovery 18…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the fragility of our global networks. A health crisis has shocked economies, policies, governance, trade, infrastructure. In short, it has changed today’s society and may well leave a significant mark on the shaping of tomorrow’s society. The clearest lesson from the pandemic has been the necessity to be prepared for dis…
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held next year in 2021. …
Resilience can be created anywhere - even at the kitchen table. In the documentary “Tsunami Ladies”, producers Emiliano Rodríguez Nuesch and Víctor Orellana show how the women fed neighbors and helped revive their local economies after the tsunamis that hit Chile in 2010 and Japan the following year
(Check against delivery) Remarks by the SRSG Mami Mizutori The Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Pre-Ministerial Forum March 15, 2021 (Virtual Meeting) Topic: Regional Review on School Safety in the context of Systemic Risk Distinguished Honorable Curtis King, Ministry of Education of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Dist…