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1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for Internationa…
2 September 2016, GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, praised Florida’s preparedness today for the first hurricane to make landfall in the US State since 2005. Mr. Glasser said: “The Governor of Florida, Mr. Rick Scott, has shown real leadership in ensuring that the public is risk…
KINGSTON, 15 November 2016 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has called on governments, businesses and communities in island nations to work together to curb the impact of hazards stoked by climate change. “Small Island Developing States are disproportionally affected by disasters. The expected higher economic losses from future disa…
LIMA, 8 December 2016 – Peru is harnessing the power of business to reduce the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards, thanks to the creation of a national chapter of the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. The alliance, known for short as ARISE, was set up last year by UNISDR and its partners to help companies play t…
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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…
MONTREAL, Canada, 8 March 2017 – Canadian businesses have joined a UN-backed drive to bolster resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, sending a strong signal during the Americas region’s top disaster risk reduction conference. “There is a clear mutual interest for the public and private sectors to work together, as the private sector relies on…
1. Antecedentes Creada en diciembre de 1999, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR por sus siglas en inglés) es el punto focal designado en el sistema de las Naciones Unidas para la coordinación de la reducción del riesgo de desastres, de asegurar sinergias entre las actividades de reducción de desastres de…
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14-PGM-UNISDR-37591-R-PANAMA CITY (X) United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversity Special Notice Extension of the appointment is subject to the availability of the funds. Org. Setting And Reporting Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Secretariat of the Internationa…
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18 March 2016
GENEVA, 18 March 2016 – The international community today celebrated the first anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the world’s most comprehensive blueprint for curbing the impact of natural and man-made hazards, with 20 million people taking to social media to mark the occasion. A year after the gavel came down at the Third…
TORONTO, Canada, 29 March 2016 – Ensuring that companies understand and act on the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards is a vital step towards reducing disaster impacts. Business education offers a tool to achieve this. A dozen universities from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and the United States have…