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NAIROBI, 2 June 2016 – Healthy and well-managed ecosystems offer a buffer against hazards and can support local resilience by sustaining livelihoods, making them a cornerstone of efforts to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The role of environmental protection in curbing the risk of natural and man-made hazards was in focus at…
ULAANBAATAR, 9 June 2016 – Mongolia has launched a new partnership between the public and private sectors to prevent and reduce disaster risks, as the country looks to protect its economic growth and address its changing hazard profile. The Government’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) initiated the Public-Private Partnership Platform for Di…
PANAMA CITY, 12 October 2016 - The El Niño weather phenomenon was first named by fishermen in Peru where records going back 500 years have detailed its destructive impact especially along the northern coast where it often hits hardest. When the most recent El Niño was first forecast it stirred fearful memories of the 9,300 people who lost their lives i…
GENEVA, 2 February 2017 – Sites such as mangroves, coral reefs, flood plains or peat marshes are natural buffers against weather hazards including storms and floods, according to experts marking this year’s World Wetlands Day. “Disasters and disaster risk are rising,” said Ms. Jane Madgwick, Chief Executive Officer of Wetlands International. “Ninety pe…
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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…
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19 October 2017
Geneva, 18 October 2017 - Environmental and energy security require innovative approaches that go beyond national borders, Mr. Michael Linhart, Austrian Deputy Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs said at a high-level discussion in Vienna this week. At a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on ‘the…
ISDR/C/05/13Background 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 of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the U…
13-ADM-UNISDR-27857-R-INCHEON CITY (X)United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityOrganization setting and reporting 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…
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Closing date:
25 July 2013
Job Opening number : 13-ENV-UNISDR-29057-R-KOBEUnited Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityOrganization setting and reporting 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 t…
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Closing date:
29 August 2013
13-PGM-UNISDR-29101-R-BRUSSELS (E)United 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 disaster reduction…