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Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

News in Brief 4 June 2015 (AM)

General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann (file)

New plan for disaster risk management endorsed by General Assembly A new global plan to reduce deaths and injuries as well as economic losses arising from disasters has been endorsed by the UN…

4 Jun 2015 /

People urged to start work on disaster risk reduction

Margareta Wahlström. UN PHOTO.

An important step has been taken in the future management of natural and man-made disasters according to the head…

18 Mar 2015 /

Development slowed down by disasters, says World Bank

UNDP cash-for-work beneficiaries clearing debris in one of the most affected neighbourhoods in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo: RV Mitra/UNDP.

The intensity and frequency of natural disasters across the globe threaten to slow down the development of countries, according…

18 Mar 2015 /

Women's skills needed to respond to disasters

Babatunde Osotimehin. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Women and girls must be part of the planning and implementation of policies dealing with disaster risk reduction, according…

18 Mar 2015 /
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