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12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

06 Apr 2017 description

Introduction

In the period covered by this report, the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) component of the health programme in the Asia Pacific region was based on the strategic directions set by the IFRC as follows:

i) Global Agenda Goal 2 (reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies)

ii) Global health and care policies iii) Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI)

28 Feb 2017 description

Key facts, figures and examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.

06 Feb 2012 description

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Government leaders, senior officials, civil society representatives and people living with HIV from 34 Asia-Pacific countries began three days of talks at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Headquarters in Bangkok today to find ways to speed up progress towards an AIDS-free region, including by removing legal and policy barriers that hamper access to HIV services.

25 Aug 2011 description

Asia-Pacific Regional Capacity Development Workshop helps partners to coordinate efforts and share lessons across countries

21 Aug 2009 description

Project in Partnership with China to be launched in Beijing on 24 August

Beijing (UN/ESCAP Information Services) - In the continuing effort to assist Asia-Pacific countries to combat food insecurity, the United Nations is partnering with China to promote hybrid rice technology in 12 developing countries in the region.

The project, Extension of Hybrid Rice Cultivation Technology for Food Security in the Asia-Pacific Region through South-South Cooperation, will be officially launched on 24 August in Beijing by Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the …

06 Jul 2009 description
report Oxfam

Climate change is damaging people's lives today. Even if world leaders agree the strictest possible curbs on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the prospects are very bleak for hundreds of millions of people, most of them among the world's poorest. This paper puts the dramatic stories of some of those people alongside the latest science on the impacts of climate change on humans. Together they explain why climate change is fundamentally a development crisis.

06 Jul 2009 description
report Oxfam

As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd heads off to major international meetings with climate change high on the agenda this week, a new report reveals that seasons which were once distinct are shifting, destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger.

This is just one of the multiple impacts of climate change taking their toll on the world's poorest people, according to the Oxfam report 'Suffering the Science - Climate Change, People and Poverty'.

The report's release comes ahead of the G8 …

26 Jul 2005 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated July 6, 2004

Background

27 Mar 2003 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: This updates Fact Sheet #2, dated July 23, 2002

Background

15 Nov 2001 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Background

17 Dec 1998 description

According to WMO(*) Annual Statement on the Global Climate

20 Oct 1998 description

New York, 20 October 1998 - Extreme poverty and the failure of government authorities to adequately prepare for natural disasters have cost nations dearly in loss of life and livelihoods in the past month.