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18 May 2018 description

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced that Armenia will host countries from Central Asia and the South Caucasus in June to discuss scaling up efforts to reduce disaster losses.

17 May 2018 description

BANGKOK, 17 May 2018 - Political leaders and senior government officials recommitted themselves to tackling rising inequality across Asia and the Pacific and to improving disaster-related statistics in the region at a high-level UN Policy forum in Bangkok this week.

10 May 2018 description
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Updating early warning systems to keep pace with the fast increase in extreme weather events is vital in the struggle to prevent disasters and save lives

By Achim Steiner and Mami Mizutori

10 May 2018 description

By Chris Weeks

Bangkok, 10 May 2018 - China has transformed its approach to reducing disaster risk following the devastating Sichuan earthquake ten years ago, with citizens including school children more protected and prepared than ever.  

The 7.9 magnitude quake hit the county of Wenchuan on 12th May 2008, leaving nearly 90,000 dead or missing, hundreds of thousands injured and millions affected.

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09 Apr 2018 description
job Closing date: 11 Jun 2018 UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Job opening number: 17-Documentation and Information -UNISDR-80519-J-Geneva (O)