Tsunami

Cover of report showing a local leaders leading a preparedness exercise.

Disaster risks are growing more intense, complex, and unpredictable. This growing unpredictability and intensity of extreme events, in the midst of increasingly complex socio-economic dynamics fuelled by growing inequalities, call for a new approach to

Photos of U-Inspire national chapters in Nepal, India and Indonesia
U-INSPIRE India, Nepal, and Indonesia have become the first national chapters of an alliance of youth and young professionals to register their work in UNDRR's Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform.
Group Photo with ARISE Japan members
The ARISE national network in Japan (ARISE Japan) just became the first national network to publish its activity plan on UNDRR’s Voluntary Commitments online platform.
Cover ASB guide

As a contribution to the Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN), UNDRR Asia-Pacific collaborated with the ASB Office for Indonesia and the Philippines to produce a series of disaster preparedness guides for persons with disabilities

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY High level panel on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy - Ensuring that the United Nations system is fit for purpose Ms Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the
Satellite view of category 4 Tropical Cyclone Fani approaching India, from 02 May 2019, as seen by Meteosat-8
Extreme weather events now account for 90% of major disaster events globally. The number of weather and climate related disasters has more than doubled over the last twenty years and unless urgent action is taken to address the climate emergency, Sub
Warning sign reading "Tsunami hazard zone"
From blowing conch shells to ringing church bells and sending mobile phone alerts, Caribbean countries are looking at high and low-tech ways to alert citizens to run for safety in the face of tsunamis which could wreak havoc on unprepared communities.
SRSG WELCOME REMARKS World Tsunami Awareness Day Panel Discussion 5 November 2019, 1.15 pm - 2.30 pm, United Nations, New York Excellencies, delegates, distinguished guests, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the fourth annual World Tsunami Awareness Day
Mami Mizutori with five young representatives from the High School Student Summit and Marc McDonald from the AARP Foundation at the Intergenerational Dialogue.
More than 150 government representatives, members of academia and young participants from the 2019 Japan World Tsunami Awareness Day High School Summit commemorated World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November at the United Nations Headquarters, New York and discussed innovative solutions to reduce tsunami risks.
Student teachers visiting the exhibition space at Arahama Elementary School in Sendai, Japan, for World Tsunami Awareness Day
A former elementary school on the coast of Japan has been turned into a centre for raising awareness about tsunami risk. It saved the lives of 320 people who evacuated to its roof top.