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Two recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction have been put into practice with the adoption of a new law in France: the necessity of including science in the policy-making process, and the importance of the local level insights
In the face of growing disaster losses and risk in the Asia-Pacific region, government disaster risk management agencies, international organizations, and civil society groups met in the Australian city of Brisbane last week to agree on priorities for accelerating action for reducing the risk of disasters.

The state of Paraná in the south of Brazil has recorded a significant increase in the number of disasters over the years, as well as the other Brazilian states. Since 2012, with the implementation of the National Protection and Civil Defense Policy (PNPDC

The high risk emanating from the increasing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems at national or local level is only now beginning to be understood. The cascading effect of that risk beyond the system under attack into allied and

Science and technology has been recognized as one of the driving forces in the development and implementation of major international disaster risk reduction (DRR) frameworks. However, to fully utilize the knowledge created with science and technology for

(c)Dwi Oblo/ASB Indonesia and the Philippines. Two members of a Disabled People's Organisation (DPO), wearing khaki vests, are delivering a hygiene promotion session for community members of Mantikole Village, Sigi, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitment (SFVC) first Synthesis and Analysis Report was launched in Geneva during the recent Global Platform. Voluntary Commitments (VCs) are made by multiple stakeholders (private sector, local governments, civil society organizations, academia, media, etc.) in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework, the global roadmap for reducing disaster loses by 2030.

This report presents the I-REACT emergency management system, developed by a consortium of international partners within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020. Leveraging on innovative cyber technologies and ICT systems, the I-REACT

The Asia-Pacific region is making progress in reducing disaster mortality, but high economic losses from disasters point to a need for governments to accelerate the implementation of the disaster risk reduction strategies they have developed.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
National Disaster Management Agency
Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Scientific and Technical Advisory Group
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
International Science Council
Geneva