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GENEVA, 8 May 2017 – Early warning systems and making the link between predictable weather and climate events and their impacts are critical to save lives and property when disaster looms. Experts from around the world are set to launch a drive to improve warnings for an interlocking range of hazards and step up what is known as impact-based forecastin…
CANCUN, 23 May 2017 – Living on an island in the middle of the ocean with no internet, television or mobile phones is a real-life disaster risk nightmare for one Pacific nation. Yet, the prospect of reaching the last mile – a phrase with true meaning in this part of the world – has inspired the tiny band of disaster risk reduction policymakers and prac…
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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…
GENEVA, 30 December 2015 – Hundreds of science and technology specialists from around the globe will come together next month to harness their expertise to help reduce disaster risk. The 27-29 January UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, in Geneva, will draw around 800 delegates from disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, medicine a…
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26 January 2016
KUWAIT CITY, 26 January 2015 - The "2nd Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2016): SAVING LIVES" opened here today to discuss strategies on how Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) can help reduce mortality from disasters, a key target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted by the international…
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29 January 2016
GENEVA, January 29 2016 – Hundreds of scientists and policymakers today pledged to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement that aims to curb deaths and economic losses from natural and man-made hazards. The first-ever UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, which drew 750 delegates to Geneva from…
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Job opening number: ISDR/T/03/2012Responsibilities The position is located in the Africa Regional office of the UNISDR secretariat. Under the overall guidance of the Regional Coordinator, the Programme Officer will: • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor and analyse programme/project deve…
FAO-Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and the Climate and Environment Division (CBC) have developed an “Agricultural Stress Index System” (ASIS) for detecting agricultural areas with a high likelihood of water stress (drought) on a global scale using remote sensing data with the technical assistance and advice from the Flemish Institut…
The objective of this paper is to illustrate how developing countries with limited datasets and capacity can utilize global hazard data to support risk-informed decision-making at the local level. Using urban hydrologic models for flood risk assessment requires the collection of intensive data for model calibration, and even after such an effort leads t…
Landslides can assume catastrophic and disastrous proportions causing immeasurable damage to life and property, and are one of the costliest natural hazards. In South Africa, despite significant strides made towards consolidating data on geohazards in the country, very few studies on mass movement have been documented. Focusing on Khalavha Village, thi…