Advocacy & Media

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Why is it that individuals and governments still do not invest enough in disaster risk reduction (DRR), despite experience and evidence of its value?
Rajib Shaw - Professor at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan - has championed multi-hazard community-based disaster risk reduction in six Asian countries, and his work has led to the establishment of village level community-based working groups.
Three individuals – Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Rajib Shaw and Glenn Suerte Felipe Banaguas – and three organizations – the Pacific Disaster Center, Save the Children Philippines, and SEEDS – are the six laureates of the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award.
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This study discusses insights, lessons, opportunities and challenges in the development and implementation of stakeholder focused, transdisciplinary research approaches in the context of managing and communicating climate-related risks more effectively. 
29 Mar 2022
These educational videos are meant to summarize the key actions governments and stakeholders can take to reduce disaster displacement. The videos, available in English, Tagalog, Bahasa, and Tetum.
image of Songdo, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea - September 3, 2020: Aerial and panoramic view of high rise apartments, Central Park and Northeast Asia Trade Tower
On 23 November 2021, Incheon Metropolitan City became the first city in the Asia-Pacific region to be recognized as a Resilience Hub under the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative.
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#OnlyTogether #DRRday National and local disaster risk reduction strategies for disaster risk reduction must be in place by the end of this year.
Panelists of World Tsunami Awareness Day Pacific Webinar
International collaboration must be made stronger to make communities resilient to tsunamis
Disasters are not natural
Journalists from across the Americas region were urged to spread the word that natural hazards such as earthquakes and tornadoes may be impossible to stop but that there is nothing inevitable about the loss of life and economic damage they inflict.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - Jakarta
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Development Programme - Asia-Pacific Regional Centre