By Denis McClean
GENEVA, 6 December, 2018 - The Philippines is emerging as a role model for engaging the private sector in building resilience to disasters under the leadership of Hans Sy, the executive chairman of SM Prime Holdings Inc.
Mr. Sy announced last week the launch of SM Prime’s Business Continuity Program Facility which targets small and medium size enterprises exposed to business disruption following a disaster.
By Jeanette Elsworth
Geneva, 4 December 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has launched a new mechanism for engaging with partners in implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The mechanism, which recognizes the need for a multi-sectoral approach to disaster risk reduction, was launched at a partners meeting held in UNISDR’s headquarters in Geneva.
GENEVA, 4 December, 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today launched the Implementation Guide for Man-made and Technical Hazards in response to the growing number and magnitude of man-made disasters worldwide.
By Denis McClean
ROME, 23 November, 2018 - The Rome Declaration was adopted today by representatives of 55 countries at the close of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Declaration was read out by Italy’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Claudia Del Re, at the closing ceremony and spells out the challenges and opportunities facing the region as it seeks to reduce disaster risk and disaster losses.
Por: Cementos Mexicanos – CEMEX
Adaptado por: UNISDR – Américas y el Caribe
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, México, 21 de Noviembre de 2018 - 150 miembros del sector privado de México se adhirieron a la Alianza del Sector Privado para Sociedades Resilientes ante Desastres (ARISE, por sus siglas en inglés), al firmar la Declaración de Cooperación Voluntaria, la cual crea la primera red nacional público-privada para prevenir y mitigar desastres en el país.