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Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá , 9 de marzo 2020 - Cuando la campesina Haydee Rodríguez habla, la gente escucha. Lo hacen porque su mensaje es poderoso: el valor de la comunidad en la reducción de riesgo y, más importante aún, el valor de las mujeres como líderes. Rodríguez representa a la Unión Cooperativa Las Brumas, una organización de más de 2,500 mujere…
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. …
This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the disasters in 2011 that set a new record of $366 billion in economic losses; (ii) the 2010 and 2011 Pakistani floods; (iii) the call for the Children’s Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction's (DRR) adoption in the Philippines; (iv) crisis mapping; (…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the progresses on the "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign and the release of the Handbook for local government leaders: how to make cities more resilient; (ii) using GIS for disaster risk reduction (DRR); (iii) a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology and…
RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June 2012 - The largest UN summit ever organized closes today with an urgent worldwide call for accelerated implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction agreed by all UN member States seven years ago. Against a backdrop of 1.3 million deaths, 4.4 billion people affected and $2 trillion in economic losses…
About the Conference  Transforming cities into cities of the future involves deploying new technologies that drive smart city innovation. The development of smart cities across the globe is spurred by governments’ increased infrastructure and ICT spending in the implementation of technologies for a wide range of city services such as healthcare, traffi…