Structural Safety

VII Regional Platform will be held in 2021
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
World Urban Forum High-Level Dialogue 2: Implementing the New Urban Agenda to drive Sustainable Change 10 February 2020, 9:00-12:00 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster
Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change (centre), Matthew Rycroft, permanent Secretary for the UK Department for International Development (left) and Mami Mizutori, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the coalition event in New York.
The UK, Japan and Bhutan announced that they have joined the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, following its launch this week by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
The promotion of resilient infrastructure is at the heart of this year's International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13.

The constant growth of world population has led to growth in conurbations prone to disasters associated with natural hazards and - as a consequence - to an increase in the overall level of societal risk. Amongst natural catastrophes, earthquakes represent

This simulation game from the UNISDR involves five scenarios requiring players to save lives by building upon an established community and providing defences and upgraded housing to prepare for an inevitable disaster. Each scenario can be played on easy

PM Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit (left), meeting with UN Secretary-General, António Guterres in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria - UN Photo/Rick Bajomas
Following the devastation wrought on his Caribbean island home by Hurricane Maria, the Prime Minister of Dominica, Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, is calling on the world not “to turn its back” on the problem of climate change and for greater investment in disaster risk reduction.
Rescue workers outside a building that was damaged in the recent Leyte earthquake (Photo: Philippines Red Cross)
International disaster prevention advocate Senator Loren Legarda has called for a strengthening of the resilience of critical infrastructure, in the wake of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte in her homeland the Philippines last week.
Mexico's Cinemex Group is one of the largest movie theatre operators in the world (Photo: De Francogael)
Mexico's Cinemex, one of the world’s largest movie theatre groups, has scaled up a resilience campaign with its country's national disaster prevention authorities.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, H.E. U. Khurelsukh (right) is recognized as Asian Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction by SRSG Mr Robert Glasser at the Global Platform 2017 in Mexico (Photo: UNISDR)
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 passion, commitment and achievement on the issue.