Pakistani Cities Commit to UN/ISDR’s Resilience Campaign

10 October 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that over 30 cities in Pakistan have joined the UN disaster reduction campaign “Making Cities Resilient: My City Is Getting Ready!”

These cities have also pledged to the “One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals” initiative which encourages strengthening the safety of schools and hospitals from all types of natural hazards. The aim of the Campaign is to enlist over 1,000 local government leaders to increase investment in DRR, including: improving urban planning, infrastructure and building safety; reinforcing drainage systems to reduce flood, storm and health threats; installing early warning systems; conducting public preparedness drills; and taking measures to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change. [ISDR Press Release]