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New global agreement on disaster risk expected in 2015

Mayor of Sendai City and UNISDR Chief present the Logo of the Conference

The General Assembly confirmed that the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Sendai City, Japan from 14 to18 March 2015.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:00
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Indian Ocean islands cooperate to establish disaster loss databases

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sediment-choked Onibe River, Madagascar,

Five islands in the Indian Ocean – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar (Tanzania) – are working to establish and manage disaster loss databases.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:48
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IV session of the regional platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) of the Americas

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Guayalquil
Basic Information
Date: 
27/05/2014 - 29/05/2014
Venue Country: 
Ecuador
Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Co-organisers: 

Secretariat of Risk Management, Ecuador

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador

Language of event: 
English

The forum will gather key stakeholders in disaster risk reduction and resilience building from all over the continent.

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United Nations celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction

On 13 October 2013, the United Nations observed the 2013 International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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Mon, 14/10/2013 - 08:36

UN Survey reveals: Needs of people with disabilities neglected in disasters

People living with disabilities face problems in disaster situations

The results of the first-ever UN global survey of persons living with disabilities on how they cope with disasters, illustrates why they die, or are injured, in disproportionate numbers in disaster

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Thu, 10/10/2013 - 13:01

UNISDR issues third call for abstracts for GAR15

Flood-affected village in Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan, in 2007.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is issuing a Third Call for Abstracts as part of the development of the

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Fri, 04/10/2013 - 11:02

Proceedings for 2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction now available

It is a biennial forum for improving implementation of disaster risk

The proceedings of the Fourth Session of the Global Plat

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Fri, 16/08/2013 - 08:58
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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2013

Issue Date: 
Thu, 04/04/2013

Download the March 2013 Updates

In this issue:

UN family agrees on plan for disaster risk reduction

Displaced Family in Thailand

Representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes completed an action plan this week that will accelerate the integration of disaster risk reduction into all UN country level operations in respo

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Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:21
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Disaster Risk Reduction: UN task team develops second Thematic Think Piece

The UN system task team on the post-2015 UN development agenda has developed their second Thematic Think Piece on Disaster Risk

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 09:55
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