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… GENEVA, 14 November 2016 – Diplomats and disaster risk reduction experts today began a third and final round of talks to fix … Intergovernmental Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction, or OIEWG, caps a process launched in September 2015. The aim is to help countries keep on track in applying the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year agreement adopted by the international community in …
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 24 March 2017 – Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards. Currently chaired by Turkey, a leader in the field, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction runs from Sunday to Tuesday and is set to…
Vacancy ISDR/C/23/2012 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 coordination o…
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18 August 2015
… GENEVA, 18 August 2015 – UNISDR has added new momentum to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international plan to curb deaths and … end of 2016 a series of thematic guides on how to apply the life- and asset-saving Sendai Framework. They will be an important tool to capture practice, learning and …
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… 2005, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) adopted the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters … prevention and the implementation of national and regional policies, strategies and guidelines for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction. National governments in Africa … and how to promote safe schools and hospitals. - Include graphics and pictures into the fact sheets to ensure to reach illiterate parts of communities equally Main …
Suva – In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with sudden and slow disasters, Fiji, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and Tuvalu are re-examining how their laws can be updated to better reflect the increasing complexity of disasters.  On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, the countries of the Pacific have had to deal with multiple…
… The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held next year in …
Colourful murals have been used to deliver life-saving messages on COVID-19 in some of Fiji’s poorest communities. Young community members, along with local artists, used their painting skills to create vivid images that have delivered simple yet powerful messages on how to stay safe from the virus. The initiative was developed by the Fijian Govern…
Resilient infrastructure protects people during disasters and enables communities to recover quickly in the immediate aftermath of a crisis. Two examples from Vanuatu during and after Tropical Cyclone Harold – a Category 5 storm – illustrate the point powerfully. During the devastating storm, the two classrooms of Balon School on the island of Santo…
Suva – Strengthening inclusion is the pathway to preventing and reducing disaster and climate risk in some of the Pacific region’s most vulnerable and marginalised communities. In a Pacific-wide discussion, four speakers shared their reflections and experience on how to support and strengthen the climate and disaster resilience of women, children,…