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BUENOS AIRES, 12 December 2016 – Argentina’s Buenos Aires province has joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign, marking an important step in efforts to protect its population of almost 17 million people from natural and human-induced hazards. Coming some three months after the municipality of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s federal capital, also sig…
PANAMA CITY, 22 December 2016 – A network of hundreds of cities across South America has pledged to step up regional efforts to reduce disaster risk and boost sustainable development. The 21st edition of the Mercocities Summit, held in Santa Fe, Argentina, put the focus squarely on the links between climate change, poverty and damaging development. “W…
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, 9 July 2015 – Argentina has rolled out a new plan to ensure that the interests of people with disabilities are part of its efforts to tackle disaster risk, an inclusive approach that reflects the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The “Inclusive Plan for Emergency and/or Disaster Situations” (PISEC), wh…
PANAMA, 25 January, 2017 - Rivers run through many cities in Latin America that have joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign, and management of these rivers brought three of those cities together last month to carry out a reality check. Representatives from the municipalities and civil society organizations of Santo Tomé, Argentina, Santa Ana,…
The City of Santa Fe is the capital of the Argentine province of Santa Fe. The province is in the central area of the country, which is a plain area predominantly used for agricultural-livestock activity. Most of its limits are fluvial, located at the meeting of the flood valleys of the Salado river and the Paraná river, where 70% of the territory is ri…
We need to apply scientific knowledge to Disaster Risk Management and promote the creation of risk science in view of the permanent and growing increases in hazards, vulnerabilities and greater exposure. As well as the need to create a high-level governmental entity with access to the Head of the National Government to implement a State policy for risk…
WAKAYAMA, 5 November, 2018 - This year’s High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day attracted 379 students from 48 countries to Japan, a country renowned for its disaster risk management and expertise on tsunami risk. The Summit brought together 244 overseas students and 135 students from Japan in the location where on November 5, 1854…
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11 October 2016
This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery. This guide is intended for use by local, regional, and national government policymakers, planners, operational staff, an…