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03 Dec 2015 description

WONOGIRI, Indonesia, 3 December 2015 –Thirty-five cities and districts in one of the world’s most disaster-exposed countries, Indonesia, have come together to declare their commitment to reduce disaster risk following months of devastating forest fires which have released huge quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

As global leaders meet in Paris for the COP21 climate change summit, the enterprising Governor of Central Java, Mr. Ganjar Pranowo, organized a mass signing-up to UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

07 Oct 2015 description

This reflection paper is a contribution by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and examines the links between disaster risk reduction and development in the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The paper gives perspectives on how disaster risk reduction and resilience is reflected in the outcome document and outlines what disaster risk reduction means for the SDGs.

23 May 2013 description


Proactive Strategies, Water and Land Conservation, Early Warning Systems and Data-sharing Advocated

GENEVA, 22 May (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) ‑ Every one-degree rise in temperature means a 20-fold increase in global conflicts, Wadid Erian, a specialist in arid zones and dry lands, told a meeting on drought resilience this morning.

14 Dec 2011 description

GENEVA, 14 December 2011- The UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability have completed a four-month pilot test of the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT) designed to help disaster risk reduction efforts in over 1,000 cities and local governments that have signed up to UNISDR's global "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign. LG-SAT has been made possible with funding from the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid branch, ECHO.

09 May 2011 description

Key Points

Climate risks has a significant effect on public health in terms of malnutrition, diarrhoeal disease, trauma and air pollution.

A combination of increasing vulnerability and risk of weather-related hazards are expected to result in more extreme events and disasters.

Measures to reduce the health impacts from climate risks and associated climate change, include:

  • strengthening public health systems based on partnerships with multisectoral actors