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23 Apr 2018 description

By Chris Weeks

Ulaanbaatar, 23 April, 2018 - Journalists from Mongolia have shown their commitment to reducing disaster risk through participating in a unique training course, highlighting reporters’ vital role in bolstering community resilience.

06 Apr 2018 description

Lilongwe, 6 April, 2018 - Malawi today became the latest country in Africa to complete training on establishing a national disaster loss data base, considered an essential prerequisite for being able to report on progress on reducing disaster losses and improving disaster risk management.

Opening the workshop on Wednesday in Lilongwe, Principal Secretary for Administration in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), Mr. Cliff Chiunda, said the workshop is expected to develop a database for tracking disaster damages and losses in Malawi.

04 Apr 2018 description

Por: Dave Zervaas

Editado por: UNISDR – Las Américas

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, Panamá, 04 de abril del 2018 – Con el objetivo de apoyar a los gobiernos locales en sus esfuerzos para prevenir el riesgo de desastre y reducir las pérdidas por desastres se elaboró el borrador de la "Guía para la Implementación de Estrategias Locales de RRD y Resiliencia". El borrador de la Guía ha sido publicado con el fin de obtener una revisión abierta antes de ser finalizado y lanzado dentro de 3 meses.

04 Apr 2018 description

By Chris Weeks

BANGKOK, 4 April 2018 - Bhutan’s famous Gross National Happiness index has been given a boost with the announcement that its capital, Thimphu, has joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

Mr. Kinlay Dorjee, Mayor of Thimphu, became the 702nd local leader in Asia to sign up to the Campaign when he attended last week’s Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on “Sustainable Development: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.”

29 Mar 2018 description

1. Introducción

  1. El desarrollo de la Estrategia Regional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (GRD) en el Sector Agrícola1 y la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (SAN) en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se dio bajo el liderazgo de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), que identificó la necesidad de generar un instrumento común para la colaboración y coordinación de sus países miembros en materia de GRD y Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ACC) en el sector agrícola.

28 Mar 2018 description

SUVA, Fiji 28 March 2018 – Six weeks after it was hit by a Category 4 cyclone, Tonga is now trained in the use of the new online tool for measuring disaster losses, the Sendai Framework Monitor.

Rolling out the Sendai Framework Monitor is part of Pacific-wide efforts to implement the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

27 Mar 2018 description

BANGKOK/GENEVA, 27 March, 2018 - Governments from the world’s most disaster-prone region will meet in Mongolia in July to discuss acceleration of efforts vital for the sustainable future of the region including how to prevent disasters and tackle climate change while reviewing progress in reducing disaster losses.

The Government of Mongolia and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) will host the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction July 3-6 in Ulaanbaatar City under the theme “Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development.”

23 Mar 2018 description


Ginebra, 23 de Marzo del 2018 – La Oficina de la ONU para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) celebró la creación de la Lista de Verificación Multi-Amenaza de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana como una contribución importante para salvar vidas en una época de exposición creciente a fenómenos meteorológicos extremos agravados por el cambio climático.

23 Mar 2018 description

Genève 23 Mars 2018 – Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes (UNISDR) a salué aujourd'hui la création d'une liste de vérification des systèmes d'alerte précoce multirisque, contribuant ainsi à sauver des vies à une époque où les phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes sont de plus en plus exacerbés par le changement climatique La Représentante spéciale des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe, Mami Mizutori, a déclaré: "Les progrès en matière de systèmes d'alerte précoce sont importants car ils contribuent énormément …

23 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA, 23 March 2018 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomed the creation of a Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist as a major contribution to saving lives in an age of increasing exposure to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change.

The UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said: “Advances in early warning systems are important as they make an enormous contribution to reducing the death tolls in disasters.”

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


22 Mar 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

GENEVA, 22 March, 2018 - A comprehensive review on how early warning systems performed in the Caribbean during the record-breaking 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season will highlight in particular how men and women were affected differently by events.

21 Mar 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

GENEVA, 21 March 2018 - A new Advisory Board met yesterday with UNISDR staff to discuss the direction and content of the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR19), the UN flagship publication which first appeared in 2009.

19 Mar 2018 description

New guide on resilience at local level By Dave Zervaas

GENEVA, 19 March, 2018 - A new guide designed to support local governments in their efforts to prevent disasters and reduce disaster losses is now available in draft form for public review before it will be finalized and launched in three months’ time.

16 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA, 16 March 2018 – Three years after the adoption of a global plan to reduce disaster losses 148 countries have now committed to report systematically on their disaster losses including deaths, numbers of people affected, economic losses and damage to critical infrastructure including public utilities.

Best estimates are that disasters cost the global economy US$520 billion annually while pushing 26 million people into poverty and displacing millions from their homes but not enough countries are providing precise data at national level.

15 Mar 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

GENEVA, 15 March 2018 - Over 100 experts today agreed on the key elements of a Global Capacity Development Strategy to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses adopted in March 2015.

This follows the launch two weeks ago of the Sendai Framework Monitor, an online tool for UN Member States to report on their yearly disaster losses and measures they are taking to reduce disaster risk. To date, 148 countries have appointed focal points to coordinate reporting.

14 Mar 2018 description

By Ragy Saro

“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives.”

CAIRO, 14 March 2018 - That refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

13 Mar 2018 description

By Yuki Matsuoka

TOKYO, 13 March 2018 - A study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has emphasized the importance of economic recovery to the well-being of communities in the post-disaster phase.

Professor Itsuki Nakabayashi from Meiji University noted that, according to his study, both the availability of jobs and livelihoods, and the revitalization of commercial districts in the neighborhood, are integral to individual perceptions of recovery, and thus the resilience of local businesses plays a major role in post-disaster community well-being.

12 Mar 2018 description

By Yagshimyrat Annamyradov and Rosalind Cook

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 7 March 2018 - Six countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus are the latest to commit to using the Sendai Framework Monitor, the online tool launched on March 1, to improve disaster loss data collection in order to better inform national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction.