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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…
NEW YORK, 6 October 2016 – A new public-private partnership between the leaders of the United Nations, the World Bank and the insurance sector has adopted a risk management strategy that seeks to harness insurance to promote economic recovery and resilience to climate hazards and disasters. The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) said that it has decided…
23 November 2016, LONDON – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) welcomes a move by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to add the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards to its widely-respected country analyses. The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, with its timely, reliable and impartial research o…
CANCUN, 26 May 2017 – The Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, H.E. U. Khurelsukh was today recognized as an Asian Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Global Platform in Mexico. H.E. U. Khurelsukh received the award from United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction Mr Robert Glasser for his consistent pass…
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ISDR/C/28/2014United Nations Core Values:Integrity ● Professionalism ● Respect for diversityDuration: 5 weeksDate of entry: 8 December 2014Background: 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 Na…
Addis Ababa, 15 July 2015 – Breaking down the barriers between financial decision-makers and the development sector and rethinking how risk is reflected by the markets are crucial to tackle the threat of disasters, delegates at a high-level international conference said today. “Disaster risk reduction is not just a technical issue. It’s genuinely cross…
Addis Ababa, 16 July 2015 – The global importance of disaster risk reduction has received fresh international recognition, etched into a deal agreed today at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda aims to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic,…
29 July 2015, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today announced a plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80% of the world’s disaster events. Ms. Wahlström said: “The hotel industry in hazard prone areas of the world…
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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…
NAIROBI, 26 August 2015 – Improved access to insurance can boost the resilience of vulnerable communities to recurrent disasters such as droughts and floods in Sub-Saharan Africa. “Insurance needs to be recognized as an integral tool in reducing poverty as it protects those with low incomes against specific perils that are insured,” said Nelson Kuria,…