Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

UN/ISDR Global Platform Sets Specific Targets for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

© ENB19 June 2009: The second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction convened from 16-19 June 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, and concluded with a call to halve disaster-related deaths by 2015.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Disaster Risk Reduction as an Investment in Climate Change Defense [viewed]

© UN16 June 2009: In a video message to the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-19 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that risk reduction is an investment and a first line of defense in adapting to climate change that will pay dividends.

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UN/ISDR Presents Reports on Disaster Risk and Climate Change [viewed]

© UN12 June 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) presented two reports on risk reduction, adaptation and insurance within the context of climate change, at a side event held during the climate change talks in Bonn, Germany.

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Joint ACP-EC Council of Ministers Adopts Declaration on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

29 May 2009: Representatives of the States of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Community (EC) and its member States met in Brussels, Belgium, from 28-29 May 2009, for the Joint ACP-EC Council of Ministers and adopted a joint declaration on climate change and development.

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UN/ISDR Launches Discussion Board for Global Platform Meeting [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO8 June 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has opened a Discussion Board for the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee Calls for Agreement to Address Humanitarian Shocks of Climate Change [viewed]

© IASC8 June 2009: During the climate change talks taking place in Bonn, Germany, the 18 UN and non-UN aid agencies that constitute the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) called for integrating measures to counter the humanitarian impacts of climate change into the new climate change agreement.

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World Health Assembly Agrees to Climate Change and Health Action Plan [viewed]

© WHO22 May 2009: The 62nd World Health Assembly met from 18-22 May 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNFCCC Releases WHO Submission on Humanitarian Consequences of Climate Change [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the submission by the World Health Organization (WHO) on ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan that will be examined by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) at its sixth session in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Launched [viewed]

17 May 2009: The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction was launched on 17 May 2009, in Manama, Bahrain.

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UN/ISDR Organizes Second Africa Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction Consultative Meeting [viewed]

11 May 2009: The Second Africa Regional Platform (ARP) on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Consultative Meeting convened at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5-7 May 2009. The event, themed “Accelerate progress in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Africa Regional Strategy for DRR,” was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR).

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