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PANAMA, 31 May 2016 - Sendai fever is breaking out in Mexico 12 months before it hosts the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun. The Chiapas state government has pledged by then to have in place local plans for disaster risk reduction in all its 122 municipalities, thus meeting a key target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Red…
NEW DELHI, 1 June 2016 - The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, today released the country’s first ever National Disaster Management Plan, a document based on the global blueprint for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. A statement released today by the Prime Minister’s Office said: “It aims to make Indi…
1 June 2016, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today congratulated the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, and his government for producing the country’s first ever National Disaster Management Plan. Mr. Glasser said: “On behalf of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, I would like to extend…
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…
BANGKOK, 6 June 2016 – India’s UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction is confident his country will seize the huge opportunity of building sustainable and resilient development in the world’s second-most populous country. The Minister of State for Home Affairs Mr. Kiren Rijiju also hopes that last week’s launch of India’s first-ever National Disaster…
PANAMA, 7 June, 2016 - More than 170 ministers and delegates from 35 countries of the Americas are expected in Asunción, Paraguay, tomorrow for two days of talks on how to reduce disaster risk and disaster losses across the region. The region suffered 93 major recorded disasters last year and ranks second only to Asia as the most disaster prone region…
Opening Ceremony of the First Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas 2015-2030 8 June 2016Hotel Bourbon, Asunción, ParaguayOpening RemarksMr. Robert GlasserSpecial Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Of…
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…
ASUNCIÓN, 9 June 2016 - The Americas have reached a new level in their drive to curb disaster risk in one of the most hazard-exposed regions of the world, UNISDR’s head Mr. Robert Glasser has told ministerial talks hosted by Paraguay. “I believe this meeting marks the beginning of a new phase in the region’s growing sophistication when it comes to stre…
NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 – Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region’s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Parliamentarians Network for Resilience to Disasters in Central Africa, known by its French acronym REPARC, was set up last…