Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

Asian Ministers Adopt Roadmap to Cope with Climate-related Hazards [viewed]

28 October 2010: Delegates attending the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which convened from 24-28 October 2010, in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, approved a five-year regional roadmap to establish climate resilient disaster risk management systems by 2015.

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Guatemalan President Gives UNU Lecture on Climate Change and the Mayan Vision [viewed]

21 October 2010: Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of the Republic of Guatemala, gave a lecture at UN University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on climate change and the Mayan vision.

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UN/ISDR, UNESCAP Release Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2010 [viewed]

26 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have released the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2010, on the sidelines of the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which is convening from 24-28 October 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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UN Secretary-General Releases Report on Implementation of UN/ISDR [viewed]

22 September 2010: The UN Secretary-General has released a report on the Implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), prepared for the 65th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), which considers trends in disasters and disaster risks, and coordination and guidance through the UN/ISDR.

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UN/ISDR Seeks Commitment to Disaster Reduction from Asian Governments [viewed]

22 October 2010: Ahead of the the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will convene from 24-28 October 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) is urging participating ministers to incorporate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national climate change adaptation policies.

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UNGA Third Committee Considers Pressures on Farmland [viewed]

21 October 2010: The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)  considered unprecedented pressures on farmland, on 21 October 2010, in New York, US.

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UN-HABITAT and Local Partners Celebrate Hanoi's 1000th Anniversary [viewed]

18 October 2010: At the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the People Committee of Hanoi, the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association, and the University of Hawaii's Globalization Research Center organized a conference titled "Hanoi Millennium: City Past and Future,"  from 12-13 October 2010.

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First APEC Summit on Food Security Held [viewed]

17 October 2010: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers responsible for food security met for the first time in Niigata, Japan, from 16-17 October 2010, and agreed on the Niigata Declaration on APEC Food Security, which contains several references to climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Vows Support to Guatemala [viewed]

12 October 2010: The International Cooperation Conference for the Reconstruction with Transformation of Guatemala took place from 11-12 October 2010, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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International Day of Rural Women Highlights Vulnerability to Climate Change [viewed]

15 October 2010: The International Day of Rural Women was celebrated by the UN on 15 October 2010, in New York, US. The Day provides an opportunity to highlight global challenges faced by rural women, including climate change.

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