The health crisis stress-tests our ability to cooperate, learn and adapt in the face of deep uncertainties and rising risks. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization
India has been one of the most impacted countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of the number of cases, which now top 4 million, and the socio-economic losses resulting from the crisis. In the midst of these challenges, India’s private sector
Investing more in technology is essential to better forecast the impact of environmental, technological and biological hazards and help prevent disasters, said regional experts. More funding needs to be poured into technology projects which have a focus
More than 800 scientists and experts contributed to a new report which defines and classifies hazards which was launched this week in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Co-published with the International Science Council (ISC)
U-INSPIRE India, Nepal, and Indonesia have become the first national chapters of an alliance of youth and young professionals to register their work in UNDRR's Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform.
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
Some 95% of COVID-19 cases have come from urban areas. Pandemic preparedness in cities and towns is more urgent than ever for reducing disaster risk, particularly in challenging situations where disease outbreaks could coincide with an extreme weather