Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

UNIFEM Releases Rapid Gender Needs Assessment of Flood Affected Communities in Pakistan [viewed]

September 2010: The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has released a report that maps out the gender-related concerns from the floods for current relief camps, identifying gaps in information and flagging issues for upcoming stages of early recovery.

read more »

UNDP Administrator Speaks on Disaster and Climate Risk Management in Moldova [viewed]

10 September 2010: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke at the presentation of the results of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) during her official visit to the Republic of Moldova, which followed the recent floods that affected hundreds of families and their livelihoods.  

read more »

Japan-CARICOM Ministerial Conference Discusses Assistance Measures Related to Peace, Development and Prosperity [viewed]

2 September 2010: The second Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial-level Conference was held on 2 September 2010, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify assistance measures that will benefit CARICOM States in the next three years under the framework of the Japan-CARICOM Partnership Programme.

read more »

UNU and IDB Co-Organize Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

2 September 2010: The Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Public Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity, organized by the UN University (UNU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), took place on 2 September 2010, in Tokyo, Japan.

read more »

UNEP FI and Insurance Industry Release Statement on Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

6 September 2010: Leading insurance companies within the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), together with ClimateWise, The Geneva Association, and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) have called on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques and insurance expertise to help the developing world adapt to climate change.

read more »

Accra Declaration on MDGs in Crisis Settings Issued [viewed]

20 July 2010: The representatives of 12 crisis-affected countries, including representatives of the G7+, met in Accra, Ghana, on 19-20 July 2010, to participate in a workshop organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in countries affected by conflict.

read more »

UN/ISDR Supports Disaster Management Training in Mexico [viewed]

27 August 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) regional office for the Americas and the UN Capacity Development for Disaster Reduction Initiative are supporting an initiative of Mexico City, Mexico, to train 10,000 public servants on their responsibilities and options to consistently help reduce risks facing their city.  

read more »

UN/ISDR Holds Disaster Risk Management Training in Kenya [viewed]

25 August 2010: The African regional office of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) in Rift Valley Province, Kenya, held a pilot train-the-trainers workshop from 25-26 August 2010, which drew participants from several African countries.

read more »

FAO's Silva Mediterranea Focuses on Forest Fires and Climate Change [viewed]

August 2010: The latest issue of FAO's Silva Mediterranea focuses on the prevention of forest fires in the Mediterranean region in a changing climate.

read more »

UN/ISDR Launches “Safer Chennai Campaign" [viewed]

25 August 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) coordinated the launch of the “Safer Chennai Campaign” in Chennai, India, on 19 August 2010, marking the beginning of Chennai's intensified efforts to reduce urban disaster risks.

read more »