Advocacy & Media

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More risk data is produced every day. However, new findings often don't make it out of the scientific silo to the broader public. In the face of false information, it is essential to search for new ways to make risk information accessible for everyone.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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As the world grapples with the impacts of the climate crisis, effective risk communication is critical to reduce disaster risk. But the rise in fake news and disinformation can hamper efforts to raise awareness of risks and prepare communities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Local communities walk their tsunami evacuation route in the in the Quatre-Sœurs area in Mauritius
Early warning systems alert communities that a tsunami is on its way – but the public needs to be prepared to act and reduce the risk. A new UNDRR initiative inspires tsunami preparedness.
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Brazil is one of the countries in the region with highest investment rates in research and development in terms of disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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UNDRR with the financial support from the European Union, announces the “Sing for Resilience” musical contest for countries based in Central Asia to mark this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
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Why is it that individuals and governments still do not invest enough in disaster risk reduction (DRR), despite experience and evidence of its value?
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Rajib Shaw - Professor at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan - has championed multi-hazard community-based disaster risk reduction in six Asian countries, and his work has led to the establishment of village level community-based working groups.
Three individuals – Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Rajib Shaw and Glenn Suerte Felipe Banaguas – and three organizations – the Pacific Disaster Center, Save the Children Philippines, and SEEDS – are the six laureates of the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction