Ahead of this year’s World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) on 5 November, three winners of the 2020 Hamaguchi Award were announced by the International Promotion Committee for Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience Technology.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its diverse impact, Dubai government combated and alleviated the pandemic’s effects and rapidly regain momentum in recovering with its technological innovation and rapid development. It has demonstrated astonishing
While the physical damage caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami has been all but erased, its influence on disaster risk reduction, and disaster preparedness planning more specifically, continues to today.
MESSAGE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY, 5 NOVEMBER We live in a multi-hazard world where risk is systemic and embedded in the very fabric of human development. Currently we are struggling with what some describe as a tsunami
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in partnership with the European Committee of the Regions Natural Resources Commission and the Centre for European Volunteering, held a virtual workshop on Local Level Resilience and Pandemic
UNDRR’s Central Asia Initiative “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia” funded by the European Union has made substantial progress within one year. In particular
The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing
Suva –Local wisdom, ownership and leadership are critical factors for effective humanitarian action in support of communities exposed and vulnerable to climate and disaster risk. Preparedness and response planning need to be more collaborative and
(Check against delivery) Speech by Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Daring Cities Closing Plenary 28 October 2020 Ladies and gentlemen, I am sure every generation thinks they are living in
(Check against delivery) Statement by Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Launch of Making Cities Resilient 2030 28 October 2020 The ten-year-old Making Cities Resilient Campaign concludes at the