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23 Feb 2018 description

Por: UNISDR – Las Américas

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, Panamá 23 de Febrero 2018 — Este pasado jueves 22 y viernes 23 de febrero se celebró el evento "Diálogo sobre la reducción del riesgo de desastres" el cual marcó la celebración de la alianza entre ParlAmericas y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) en respuesta al llamado realizado por los países signatarios del Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030.

23 Feb 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

GENEVA, 23 February, 2018 - Disaster risk reduction partners are now considering a proposal to establish a new UNISDR Stakeholder Advisory Group and whole-of-society engagement strategy to support implementation of the global plan to reduce disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in coherence with the Paris Agreement on climate change and Sustainable Development Goals.

22 Feb 2018 description

GENEVA, 22 February, 2018 - Climate change means that coastal communities in the Caribbean need to be self-sufficient for up to three weeks and not just a couple of days if they are to cope with the fall-out from hurricane activity at the level of intensity experienced during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, according to a weather expert.

21 Feb 2018 description

By Andy McElroy

SUVA, 20 February 2018 – The enduring wisdom of the Japanese geophysicist Torahiko Terada – a pioneer of earthquake studies almost a century ago – is inspiring a Pacific nation’s effort to strengthen its disaster risk governance.

Mr Terada’s famous maxim – ‘The next disaster will strike when the memory of the last one has been forgotten’ – is the very first sentence of Fiji’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy 2018-2030.

14 Feb 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PARIS, 14 February, 2018 - More needs to be done to reduce response times to tsunami alerts and and to improve wave height measurement if progess is to be made on reducing mortality from tsunamis, an international gathering of experts heard this week.

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