Science and Technology

People in Macau, queue up to acquire face masks in a pharmacy
The health crisis stress-tests our ability to cooperate, learn and adapt in the face of deep uncertainties and rising risks. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization
Aid to the poor by ARISE India
India has been one of the most impacted countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of the number of cases, which now top 4 million, and the socio-economic losses resulting from the crisis. In the midst of these challenges, India’s private sector
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
Cover of the Hazard Definition and Classification Review technical report
More than 800 scientists and experts contributed to a new report which defines and classifies hazards which was launched this week in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Co-published with the International Science Council (ISC)
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.
VII Regional Platform will be held in 2021
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
International Science Council
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Project Office on Governance
Ministry of the Interior and Safety
Incheon Metropolitan City
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.
La importancia de preparación en las ciudades.
Some 95% of COVID-19 cases have come from urban areas. Pandemic preparedness in cities and towns is more urgent than ever for reducing disaster risk, particularly in challenging situations where disease outbreaks could coincide with an extreme weather