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NEW YORK, 27 May 2016 – Indigenous peoples have spotlighted the need to take their concerns into account when it comes to reducing disaster risk, notably for members of their communities with disabilities. The devastating wildfires in Canada and the earthquakes that have shaken Ecuador are just the latest reminders of how hazards affect indigenous peop…
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…
MONTREAL, Canada, 8 March 2017 – Empowering women to tackle the threats that natural and human-induced hazards pose to their communities is a critical means to reduce the risk of disasters, delegates at a conference on the Americas said today. A special International Women’s Day-themed session at the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in…
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 26 March 2017 – Efforts to curb the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards will go off track if they keep women and girls out of the picture, experts told Europe’s top disaster risk forum today. Sidelining half of society is completely wrongheaded, Ms. Hiba Qasas, Chief, Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response at UN W…
CANCUN, Mexico, 25 May 2017 – A major initiative to prevent large numbers of women and girls dying in disasters and to ensure they are included in disaster risk management was launched today at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, by the United Nations and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies…
CANCUN, Mexico, 26 May 2017 – Countries around the world need to focus on women if they are to achieve the aims of a 15-year agreement to curb hazard impacts, according to delegates at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Global Platform, hosted by the Mexican government, has drawn thousands of delegates who are assessing efforts t…
Geneva, 28 September 2017 - International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13 will see the launch of a major awareness raising initiative in Australia on the role that gender plays in disasters and how improved understanding can help reduce the numbers of people affected by disasters, the theme of this year’s International Day. A National Conferenc…
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03 November 2013
Vacancy posting: 13-PGM-UNISDR-29254-R-GENEVA (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…
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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 economic damage caused by natural and man-made hazards. The 'Words into Action' process, launched today, will gather experts from around the globe to shape by the end of 2016 a…
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22 October 2015
GENEVA, 22 October 2015 – The first steps have been taken towards establishing a “Women in Parliament Caucus for Disaster Risk Reduction”, thanks to the initiative of Women in Parliament (WIP) and UNISDR. Representatives from 20 parliaments and other organizations came together to discuss the initiative in Mexico City this month at the Women in Parliam…