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GENEVA, 29 August 2016 - China National Radio today said it would launch a new service for its 700 million listeners which will focus on disaster risk reduction.  The station's President, Mr. Yan Xiaoming, met today with UNISDR Director, Ms. Kirsi Madi, to discuss mutual collaboration in the build up to International Day for Disaster Reduction which is…
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6 September 2016
PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, 6 September 2016 - Even though there are parliamentary elections in the country this week, the Seychelles, like 23 other countries around the Indian Ocean, is mobilizing broadcast and print media to take an active part in one of the largest tsunami drills ever undertaken. The Indian Ocean Wave simulation called IOWave16 organ…
NEW DELHI, 05 November 2016 – Three films of human resilience in an era of increasing disaster risk and a changing climate have scooped the main prizes at a prestigious awards ceremony. The documentaries – from Vietnam, Indonesia and India – were honoured for their insightful journalism and compelling tales of local innovation at the closing of the Asi…
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2016 – Asia’s most prolific disaster risk reduction journalist has urged media colleagues from 12 other countries to move beyond simply describing events and instead help their audiences better protect themselves from various hazards. Thai PBS’s news editor for disaster and weather reporting, Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara, said “it c…
YEREVAN, 13 December 2016 – Countries around the world need to bridge gaps in public understanding of disaster risk, otherwise they will keep facing human and economic blows, according to experts at an international conference. Scores of specialists have gathered this week in the Armenian capital Yerevan to share lessons on connecting the “last mile” b…
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27 February 2017
GENEVA, 27 February 2017 - The Czech Republic has fully embraced the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction following a decade or more during which public awareness of disaster risk has grown considerably. Dr. Jan Danhelka, deputy director of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, points to the 2002 European floods as a significant turning poin…
GENEVA, 3 March, 2017 - The Americas region meets next week to discuss the best way forward to reduce disaster losses as a new Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) demonstrates the full impact of the devastation wrought on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew in October last year. It also confirms Haiti’s position as the most disaster-prone country in the Ameri…
8 March 2017 – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today marked International Women’s Day with a call for greater advancement of women in disaster management and disaster risk reduction. Mr. Glasser said: “Too few countries in disaster-prone parts of the world have a clear understanding of…
GENEVA, 13 March, 2017 - The Philippines Senate is expected to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change tomorrow making the Philippines the 135th country to do so following a long advocacy campaign by UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, Senator Loren Legarda. Senator Legarda is seeking unanimous approval of the required Resolution at the third r…
CANCUN, 23 May 2017 – Living on an island in the middle of the ocean with no internet, television or mobile phones is a real-life disaster risk nightmare for one Pacific nation. Yet, the prospect of reaching the last mile – a phrase with true meaning in this part of the world – has inspired the tiny band of disaster risk reduction policymakers and prac…