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(Check against delivery) Statement by Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction General Assembly Second Committee Side Event Disaster Risk-Informed and Resilient COVID-19 Recovery Online, 15 October
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A brief report of the impact of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas & the Caribbean. 

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Nothing undermines development more than disasters. The lack of strategies and planning when faced with an event of natural, human or biological origin could mean inevitable decline in a society’s efforts to promote development and growth. It is therefore
UN Secretary-General António Guterres issues statement to mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
UN Secretary-General's Message for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Its All About Governance

Most of the planet changed its view this year about the meaning of disaster. Not only because of the health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but because as the emergency unfolded, other risks had to be addressed and managed as well. COVID-19 has

Día Internacional para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres
Disaster risk governance is entering a critical period. Not only has it been suddenly and overwhelmingly put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is also the cutoff year for Target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030
Grenada's Chamber of Industry and Commerce joins ARISE
The Island nation of Grenada is now the eighth country in the Caribbean to join ARISE, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. In the Caribbean, global warming has increased
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The future is in good hands. The young people who participated in the “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Youth Forum”, held on August 12th in the framework of International Youth Day, showed great interest in becoming even more involved in
Mapa de focos de contagio en América y el Caribe
Investing more in technology is essential to better forecast the impact of environmental, technological and biological hazards and help prevent disasters, said regional experts. More funding needs to be poured into technology projects which have a focus
Haiti approves a new Risk and Disaster Management Plan
In an important step towards creating a more resilient region and better prepared to face disasters, the Government of the Republic of Haiti approved the National Risk and Disaster Management Plan 2019-2030, a result of an inclusive, multisectoral and