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DUSHANBE, 13 July 2016 – The first Central Asia and South Caucasus Regional Platform is a landmark moment for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint adopted last year. It is the latest region to establish such a forum to strengthen collaboration and provide important support to implementation of the Sendai Framework, desig…
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 25 July 2016 – A new partnership between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) will help prevent and reduce disaster risk in the Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC) region. The initiative will support the establishment of regional co…
… the impact of hazards. That approach has been most finely-tuned by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction, a global agreement adopted in 2015. The Sendai Framework, which runs to 2030, has seven targets. It aims to bring about substantial … “Information, communication, public awareness are integral elements of the Sendai Framework,” said Ms. Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu, head of the UN Office for Disaster …
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16 December 2016
YEREVAN, 16 December 2016 – Hi-tech tools are a powerful means to reduce the impacts of hazards and enable communities to recover faster if disaster strikes, experts at an international risk and development conference said this week. From software that maps recovery projects, to standalone servers that can provide critical web-based information when ne…
TBILISI, 11 November 2015 – Officials from Central Asia and the South Caucasus have come together to craft a roadmap to make the region’s cities more resilient by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Drawing delegates from host country Georgia and Caucasus neighbour Armenia, as well as Central Asian states Kazakhstan and Kyrgy…
STEPANAVAN, Armenia, 12 November 2015 – A global campaign that unites almost 3,000 cities dedicated to reducing urban disaster risk has sharpened its focus on Central Asia and the South Caucasus thanks to a regional role model. The move marks a key step in the development of Making Cities Resilient campaign, launched by the UN in 2010. The flagship pro…
YEREVAN, 16 February 2016 – In a country that suffered a devastating earthquake almost three decades ago, private sector researchers are helping to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by harnessing data to lessen the impact of future shakes. The team members at Armenian firm Georisk spend their working days crunching numbers to f…
Vacancy
Closing date:
24 August 2010
Vacancy Notice number: ISDR/IC/24/2010 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…
Extended - previous closing date: 24 August 2010 Vacancy Notice number: ISDR/IC/31/2010United 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, t…
Vacancy
Closing date:
02 May 2010
Vacancy Notice number: ISDR/C/11/2010Background The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multi-disciplinary and multistakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce associated environmental, human and economic and social risk and losses. A rang…