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18 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, 18 January 2018 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today described the accelerating pace of climate change as “an existential threat to the planet”.

15 Jan 2018 description

NEW DELHI, 15 January, 2018 - India’s Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh, today expressed India’s desire to lead a global coalition which will work towards reducing damage to critical infrastructure as called for by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mr. Singh said: "The way we build our infrastructure today will either build risk or resilience for the future generations. We need to bring to bear tremendous foresight and rigour to ensure that all our new infrastructure is built to withstand the hazards of the present as well as the future."

15 Dec 2017 description

Por: UNISDR – Las Américas

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, Panamá 13 de diciembre de 2017 – El 12 y 13 de diciembre del 2017 fue aprobada la Estrategia Regional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (GRD) en el Sector Agrícola y la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (SAN) en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), en el marco de la IV Reunión Ministerial de Agricultura Familiar y Desarrollo Rural de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños - CELAC- realizada en San Salvador, El Salvador.

15 Dec 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

BANGKOK, 15 December 2017 – Governments and stakeholder partners from across Asia have renewed their commitment to a substantial increase in the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

The call for action on Target (e) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses, was made this week at the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP), an inter-governmental and stakeholder forum that meets biannually.

08 Dec 2017 description

By Denis McClean

BONN, 8 December, 2017 - The Sendai Framework Monitoring Process took off this week as representatives from 85 UN Member States met in Bonn to share their knowledge and learn of the reporting requirements for the monitoring of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan for reducing disaster losses adopted in March 2015.

05 Dec 2017 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 5 December, 2017: A number of meetings and declarations in recent weeks have emphasized the importance of space technologies in supporting UN Member States to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses by 2030.

29 Nov 2017 description

By Rosalind Cook and Andrew McElroy

Bonn, 29 November 2017 – The motto of the Republic of Marshall Islands - ‘Accomplishment through Joint Effort’ - has proved an inspiration for the country’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) communities to integrate their efforts to boost community resilience.

The north Pacific nation has reshaped its national governance for risk-informed development to ensure less duplication and achieve more sustainable impact at the local level.

28 Nov 2017 description

GENEVA, 28 November, 2017 -- The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today expressed his concern for the people and Government of Indonesia as the likelihood of a large volcanic eruption on Bali’s Mount Agung continues to become more imminent.

28 Nov 2017 description

Por: Comunicaciones Intendencia de Santa Fe.

Editado por: UNISDR – Las Américas

24 Nov 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

​LISBON, 24 November, 2017 - Do not be surprised to see tsunami warning signs if you walk along the beaches of Tel Aviv, they were set up earlier this month to coincide with the World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 5 by the city authorities to alert tourists and residents to the potential risk of a tsunami along the Mediterranean coastline.

24 Nov 2017 description

Por: UNISDR – Las Américas

AGUASCALIENTES, México, 23 de noviembre de 2017 – Este pasado 14-16 de Noviembre, la Oficina de Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) – Las Américas, participó junto a 39 delegaciones en la IX Reunión de la Conferencia de Estadísticas de las Américas (CEA- CEPAL), celebrado en la sede del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) de Aguascalientes, México.

23 Nov 2017 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 23 November, 2017 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has welcomed a recommendation to create an expert working group that will focus on the creation of a global risk assessment framework.

23 Nov 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

Lisbon, 23 November 2017 - Portugal today joins France, Italy, Greece and Turkey as a National Tsunami Warning Provider in Europe covering the north-east Atlantic - the source of a devastating earthquake and tsunami which destroyed Lisbon in 1755.

20 Nov 2017 description

By David Singh

20 November,  Geneva: Disaster risk reduction experts from around the world today began discussions on a new Global Risk Assessment Framework which can support UN Member States seeking to reduce disaster losses through implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

17 Nov 2017 description

By Yuki Matsuoka

Okinawa, 17 November: Directors and representatives from eight museums and organizations around the world, recently came together with government officials in the Japanese city of Ishigaki in Okinawa for the first ever World Tsunami Museum Conference.

The conference was held on 5 November to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) and may lead to the creation of an international network of disaster museums. Participants came from Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.

16 Nov 2017 description

Geneva, 16 November 2017 - Vulnerable communities in Africa, the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather as part of an international drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) over 80 percent of the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries and many small island developing States have only a basic early warning system. Weather observation networks are inadequate in many African countries.

15 Nov 2017 description

Por: UNISDR Las Américas

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, Panamá 14 de noviembre de 2017— Con el objetivo de establecer lineamientos que permitan potenciar sistemas de repuestas inclusivas y adecuadas a las personas con discapacidad ante situaciones de riesgo, de emergencias y desastres en Panamá SENADIS y SINAPROC lanzaron conjuntamente la "Hoja de ruta para la inclusión, protección y atención de las personas con discapacidad en situaciones de emergencias y desastres en Panamá".