Fiji

The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a latest snapshot of the DRR progress the Republic of Fiji has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It also highlights some of the key challenges

UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
Participants at the recent Sendai Framework Monitor training in Suva, Fiji, supported by the Australian government
Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu all participated recently in training on use of the Sendai Framework Monitor.
-
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Suva
Cyclone Winston wiped out the eggplant, chilli, cow pea and spinach crop of these three farmers. Fiji’s new DRR Policy seeks to strengthen agricultural livelihoods. (Photo: UN Women)
The enduring wisdom of the Japanese geophysicist Torahiko Terada – a pioneer of earthquake studies almost a century ago – is inspiring a Pacific nation’s effort to strengthen its disaster risk governance.
The High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the second year, a High School students Summit was organised in Japan to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. Young people from 26 countries participated.
Prime Minister Bainimarama of Fiji speaking at the pre-COP23 meeting in Nadi, Fiji (photo: UNISDR)
The Prime Minister of Fiji and the incoming COP23 President, Mr. Vorege Bainone, is hosting a pre-COP23 meeting to galvanise action on climate change and disaster risk.
The Deputy Mayor of Amadora Mr Eduardo Rosa (left) and the Iranian Ambassador to Mexico, H.E. Mr Mohammad Taghi Hossieni show off their trophies (Photo: UNISDR)
Efforts to reduce disaster death tolls in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji have been honoured by an international award from the United Nations and Japan’s Nippon Foundation.
The High School Students Summit saw 360 participants from 30 countries spotlight the issue of reducing tsunami risk (Photo: UNISDR)
Hundreds of high school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day.
Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara of Thai PBS recounts her experience during the huge floods of 2011 in her country (Photo: UNISDR)
Asia’s most prolific disaster risk reduction journalist has urged media colleagues from 12 other countries to move beyond simply describing events and instead help their audiences better protect themselves from various hazards.