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National and local governments, civil society representatives, the private sector, academia and the United Nations system gathered virtually in July 2020 for the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Discussions on this year’s theme of “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and deli…
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2 September 2011
This specialized training aims to anchor the country’s disaster management information within the Desinvetar data base. This information can then be available to government and all interested stakeholders for planning purposes to prevent or reduce disaster risks, for disaster monitoring, early warning, preparedness and response planning. The proposed tr…
GENEVA/CAIRO, 28 February 2012 - Morocco is taking steps to join 78 other nations whose governments have created National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction to support policies for building resilience to disasters. "The future National Platform will help the work of all sectors to converge into one common objective, which is to construct a country t…
… around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. Find an Event…or register a new local event.“ “We’ll share those images the … are unlike anything we have seen before. But because the globe is so big, it’s hard for most people to see that it’s all connected. That’s why, on May 5, we will Connect … and recover from disasters if these events are to be effectively reduced and the resilience of people increased. 350.org was founded by U.S. author Bill McKibben, who …
… GENEVA, 31 October 2012 - UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlstrom spoke to the opening session of this week's extraordinary session of the World Meteorological … linked to the other three, health, water and food security. She said: "Over the last ten years the top 40 recipients of humanitarian aid experienced over 1,500 major reported disasters affecting over 900 million people and causing some 800,000 deaths. Many of …
… is exactly where participants' minds were when experts were invited by UNISDR and the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to discuss the incorporation of space … lives on a daily basis. Typically used by the humanitarian community to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis, these technologies are also being used to forecast … of evidence and application of science for policy-making. During the day-long forum last month, some innovative responses to building resilience and preventing future …
… can now link to an interactive digital version of UNISDR's new Global Assessment Report. "We are in a time of new ways of communicating about disaster risk reduction. … For instance, users can link to the latest GAR13 data, which predicts estimated annual global losses from earthquakes and cyclonic winds of USD189 billion a year. … For instance, users can link to the latest GAR13 data, which predicts estimated annual global losses from earthquakes and cyclonic winds of USD189 billion a year. …
The main objective of the forum is to develop regional consensus climate outlook for the September to December 2011 rainfall season. It will also provide a regional interaction platform for the climate scientists and various users of climate early warning advisories. Further, the forum will review lessons / experiences from the use of the products provi…
The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster…