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Latin American parliament sets focus for resilience laws

Floods in Bolivia seen from Space

Latin America is moving ahead on integrating Disaster Risk Reduction strategy into national development policy instrument and poverty reduction strategies.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 10:37
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-4.44204
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-61.3269

Paris: Efforts to make the city resilient to floods

Thermal image of Paris

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction invited Paris to join the “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:17
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48.8566
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2.35222

Russia: Disaster risk management a priority during G8 presidency

Disaster Risk Management is among the five priorities

The Head of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, welcomed the Russian Federation’s declared intention to making the promotion of integrated disaster risk

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 28/01/2014 - 14:13
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38.7223
longitude: 
-9.13934

United Nation agencies join forces for pacific disaster-climate strategy

Asia/Pacific is the area of the Earth most frequently and heavily affected.

Several United Nations agencies joined forces to contribute to the development of a new Strategy for Disaster and Climate Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP).

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 14:24

UN Special Representative proposes elements for post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), Margareta Wahlström, has presented a paper with proposed elements for consideration in the development of the

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Mon, 23/12/2013 - 09:54

Tacloban: Summit to learn from Typhoon Haiyan

Vice Mayor Yoakasin met with the architect and urban planner James Jao

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the City of Tacloban - capital of the Philippine province of Leyte - will hold a summit to share both successes and failures during the Typhoon Haiyan (known loc

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 17/12/2013 - 11:19
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11.25
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125

New global agreement on disaster risk expected in 2015

Mayor of Sendai City and UNISDR Chief present the Logo of the Conference

The General Assembly confirmed that the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Sendai City, Japan from 14 to18 March 2015.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:00
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38.2682
longitude: 
140.869

Indian Ocean islands cooperate to establish disaster loss databases

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sediment-choked Onibe River, Madagascar,

Five islands in the Indian Ocean – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar (Tanzania) – are working to establish and manage disaster loss databases.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:48
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-20.3484
longitude: 
57.5522

IV session of the regional platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) of the Americas

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Guayalquil
Basic Information
Date: 
27/05/2014 - 29/05/2014
Venue Country: 
Ecuador
Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Co-organisers: 

Secretariat of Risk Management, Ecuador

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador

Language of event: 
English

The forum will gather key stakeholders in disaster risk reduction and resilience building from all over the continent.

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-2.20382
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-79.8975

United Nations celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction

On 13 October 2013, the United Nations observed the 2013 International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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Mon, 14/10/2013 - 08:36