UN/ISDR

UNISDR Report Highlights DRR Challenges in African Cities [viewed]

5 December 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has released a report, titled "City Resilience in Africa: A Ten Essentials Pilot," which highlights a lack of means, capacity and political will within a number of medium-sized African towns to address disaster risk reduction (DRR).

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UNISDR Center of Excellence Created in Brazil [viewed]

30 November 2012: The Regional Office for the Americas of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), working with the Brazilian Government, has inaugurated a Center of Excellence for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) based in Rio de Janeiro.

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Regional Platform for DRR in the Americas Adopts Declaration [viewed]

29 November 2012: The Third Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas has adopted a "Communiqué of Santiago: Investing for Resilience," which calls for stepping up efforts to fully implement mechanisms and key actions to accelerate implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for disaster risk reduction (DRR).

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UNISDR Releases Information Note on Post-2015 DRR Framework [viewed]

November 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has released an information note on “Consultations in Support of a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience." The information note outlines progress on the consultation activities to date, including the emergence of key messages, such as the desire for a bottom-up, people-centered post-2015 framework.

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UNISDR, UNESCO Convene Retreat on Post-Hyogo Disaster Framework [viewed]

19 November 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened a two-day UN High-Level Retreat to initiate work on a UN strategic plan for disaster risk reduction. Attended by representatives from 20 UN agencies, the Retreat was held from 19-20 November, in Paris, France.

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UNISDR, UNESCO Convene Journalist Training on “New Approach” to Disaster Reporting [viewed]

25 October 2012: The UN International for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened a training session for 20 journalists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 22 October 2012, on the topic “Towards a new approach to disasters from consequences to causes – Covering disasters from a disaster risk reduction (DRR) perspective,” on the sidelines of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR.

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Asian Conference Calls for Integrating DRR and Climate Change Adaptation into Development [viewed]

25 October 2012: The 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which was attended by 25 ministers and delegates from 72 countries, concluded with the adoption of the Yogyakarta Declaration on DRR in Asia and the Pacific 2012, which calls for integrating DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) into local level development planning.

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UNISDR Report Outlines Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

24 October 2012: The Secretariat for the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released a report outlining the contributions from children to disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts in Asia titled “Children's Action for DRR: Views From Children in Asia.” 

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UNISDR, UNESCAP Release 2012 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report [viewed]

23 October 2012: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have released the ESCAP/UNISDR Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012, titled “Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters.” The report was released on the sidelines of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction Underscores Importance of Women and Girls [viewed]

International Day for Disaster Reduction - 13 October 201212 October 2012: The UN commemorated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October 2012, under the theme of “Women and Girls: The [in]Visible Force of Resilience,” which sought to highlight the need for women and girls to be at the forefront of reducing disaster risk and managing disaster responses.

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