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27 Sep 2018 description

Children, women and men fleeing conflict, persecution and natural disasters around the world. These powerful images have made countless headlines over the last few years and are still at the forefront of major global political, economic and moral discussions.

As refugees arrive in their host countries to rebuild their lives, access to education is not only essential, but it is their right. States must adapt their education systems to the arrival of newcomers and ensure that no one is denied their right to access quality education.

21 Sep 2018 description

Over 40 countries around the Pacific Rim will participate in a mock tsunami scenario from September to November 2018. The purpose of this exercise is to test country tsunami decision-making procedures and communication systems and processes.

18 Sep 2018 description

A record 115,000 people in the Indian Ocean region evacuated during the tsunami exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2018 (IOWave18) conducted on 4-5 September 2018. The exercise was coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as part of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigations System (IOTWMS).

04 Sep 2018 description

Twenty-four countries bordering the Indian Ocean will engage in Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2018 (IOWave18), a large-scale tsunami exercise based on two scenarios that will be enacted on the 4th and 5th September respectively.

The scenario to be tested on 4 September will simulate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the southern coast of Islamic Republic of Iran. The 5 September scenario will simulate a magnitude 9.3 earthquake off the western coast of Northern Sumatra.

30 Aug 2018 description

New study assesses sea level rise over past 25 years

Over the last 50 years more than 90 % of the excess heat excess accumulated in the climate system because of greenhouse gas emissions has been stored in the ocean. The rest has been warming the atmosphere and continents, and melting sea and land ice.

28 Aug 2018 description

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Transboundary water cooperation is critical for ensuring sustainable management of water resources and achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Across the world, 153 countries share rivers, lakes and aquifers. Transboundary basins cover more than half of the Earth’s land surface, account for an estimated 60 per cent of global freshwater flow and are home to more than 40 per cent of the world’s population.

21 Aug 2018 description

Experts from the Caribbean, Pacific and European tsunami early warning networks gathered in Valparaiso, Chile, for a ten-day training (1-10 August 2018) focused on improving operating procedures for tsunami warning and emergency response.

It was the first time that the training assembled experts from multiple ocean basins, a move that organizers hope will spark renewed scientific dialogue and exchange over best practices across national and regional experiences with tsunami early warning.

07 Jul 2018 description

In collaboration with UNESCO Dakar, UNESCO-IICBA organized a planning meeting for the project "Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Sahel Countries through Teacher Development" from 28 to 29 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. Leveraging the success of the consultation workshop that was held in Addis Ababa in May 2018, this meeting aimed to discuss the contextualization of IICBA's teacher training material for peace-building, and to map out action plans for the upcoming trainings and Japan study tour.

25 May 2018 description

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set an ambitious target for the international community: by 2030, all young people should be completing secondary school of good quality. The challenge is a daunting one; in 2010–2015, on average only 45% of young people were completing secondary school. More and better financing will be an essential part of any strategy to achieve the goal.

25 May 2018 description

Un nouveau document d’orientation du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’éducation (GEM) de l’UNESCO révèle qu’entre 2015 et 2016 l’aide à l’éducation a augmenté de 13 %, soit d’1,5 milliard de dollars, pour atteindre le niveau record de 13,4 milliards de dollars, son plus haut niveau enregistré depuis le début des analyses en 2002.

26 Mar 2018 description

Main cause of species loss; driver of the migration of millions of people by 2050

In landmark 3-year assessment report, 100+ experts outline costs, dangers and options

24 Mar 2018 description

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what does it take to raise a village into a tsunami-ready community? In 2017, the Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC) of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) made considerable progress to improve early warning systems, public awareness and preparedness in the region thanks to a €80,000 contribution from the Kingdom of Netherlands.

23 Mar 2018 description

Outcome of the first Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference 22 to 23 May 2017 – Cancún, Mexico

Prepared by the partners of the International Network for Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems


19 Mar 2018 description
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Resumen ejecutivo

Resumen ejecutivo

Las soluciones basadas en la naturaleza (SbN) están inspiradas y respaldadas por la naturaleza y utilizan o imitan los procesos naturales para contribuir a la gestión mejorada del agua. Una solución basada en la naturaleza puede implicar la conservación o rehabilitación de los ecosistemas naturales y/o la mejora o creación de procesos naturales en ecosistemas modificados o artificiales. Se pueden aplicar a microescala (por ejemplo, un inodoro seco) o a macroescala (por ejemplo, el paisaje).

19 Mar 2018 description

Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau (WWDR 2018)

19 Mar 2018 description
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الملخص التنفيذي - Arabic version
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Рабочее резюме - Russian version

The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.

14 Mar 2018 description

Countries bordering the Caribbean will hold an exercise aiming to assess and update their tsunami preparedness.

Known as Caribe Wave 18, the exercise will test the early warning systems established for tsunami and other coastal hazards in the region since 2005 under the aegis of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. It will also allow for an assessment of warning systems put in place by regional actors in charge of managing emergencies the region.

13 Mar 2018 description

Los países ribereños del Caribe organizan el 15 de marzo un ejercicio de simulacro para evaluar y actualizar sus planes de respuesta ante tsunamis.

Bautizado Caribe Wave 18, el ejercicio pondrá a prueba el sistema de alerta rápida contra tsunamis y otros riesgos costeros, creado en 2005 bajo los auspicios de la Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental de la UNESCO. El test permitirá también probar la eficacia de los dispositivos de alerta de los diferentes actores de la gestión de situaciones de urgencia en la región.