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Vacancy posting: UNISDR-ROAM/DIP/CAR-BAR/026/2013United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for diversity Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the dis…
Vacancy
Closing date:
12 January 2014
Please note that this is a re-advertisement of the consultancy position “Regional Liaison Officer, Barbados” (Reference number: UNISDR-ROAM/DIP/CAR-BAR/026/2013).United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversityBackground: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the…
Reference number: ISDR/C/05/14 United Nations Core Values: Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversity Background: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coor…
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22 February 2018
GENEVA, 22 February, 2018 - Climate change means that coastal communities in the Caribbean need to be self-sufficient for up to three weeks and not just a couple of days if they are to cope with the fall-out from hurricane activity at the level of intensity experienced during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, according to a weather expert. “We have b…
The chance of a deadly Caribbean hurricane clashing with the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic remains slim but many countries are bracing for a two-tier crisis as they grapple with complicated logistics, limited resources and scant supplies. Training rescuers, increasing medical capacity and sourcing protective equipment are among the major challenges for…
Vacancy
Closing date:
30 May 2015
15--UNISDR-43114-C-MULTIPLE D/S United Nations Core Values:Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversityDuties And Responsibilities 1. Provide substantive support, in cooperation with UNISDR Americas, to the coordination and articulation of activities, consultative processes and dialogues of the project "Implementing the post 2015 International…
ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012: This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7 years to develop an analysis that reflects the best practices in achieving the goals of comprehensive sch…
GENEVA, 19 April 2012 - Yuwan Malakar has good reason to be focused and driven these days. The 30-year old environmental management major from Nepal has just had his first paper on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) published in one of the highly respected online journals of the Policy Studies Organization. Six Steps to…
GENEVA, 8 June 2012 - The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua on 11 May is "a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come," says a leading expert. Seismologist Joan Latchman of the Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad and Tobago said: "Caribbean islands lie in an area of relatively high earthq…
GENEVA, 15 June 2012 - As the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off, all 16 member governments of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) have committed for the sixth year in a row to renew their hurricane and earthquake insurance for 2012-2013 and earned themselves a 25% premium rebate. The 16 countries and territories are Anguill…