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UN ISDR – United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / WAHLSTROM RISK REDUCTION

World leaders are gathering on Saturday for a United Nations (UN) conference in Sendai, Japan, to agree on a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and economic losses. Margareta Wahlström, a special representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction said that the expected outcome of the conference is "the strong [...]

13 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION REPORT LAUNCH

The United Nations today (15 May) warns that economic losses from disasters have spun out of control and has called on the world's business community to incorporate disaster risk management to their investment strategies in order to avoid further losses. UNTV

15 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / WAHLSTRÖM

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, SRSG for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström told a press conference today that, "we should expect more unusual events, events where they didn't use to happen". UNTV

16 Nov 2012 | Read More »

UN / CLIMATE CHANGE ADVANCER

On Tuesday (22 September), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the largest-ever summit of world leaders on climate change, in the hope of galvanizing them towards reaching an ambitious agreement at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December. UNTV / FILE

21 Sep 2009 | Read More »

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION / ADVANCER

In the face of climate change, the UN is calling for urgent action if a potentially catastrophic increase in the risks and impacts of natural disasters is to be avoided. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at the launch of the 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction on Sunday (17 May) in Bahrain. ISDR

15 May 2009 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER CAMPAIGN

The UN will launch a two year campaign on Friday (25 Jan) called “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” which focuses on protecting the lives of patients and staff by making hospital structures more resilient, making sure health facilities can keep functioning during and after disasters. ISDR

24 Jan 2008 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER REDUCTION

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland says many believe 2006 has been a much calmer year for natural disasters. “It’s wrong. There have been 267 disasters recorded up to the end of August and 91 million people have had their lives devastated. ” UNTV / ISDR / UNICEF / UNDP

10 Oct 2006 | Read More »

UN / TSUNAMI TILLY SMITH

Tilly Smith, the schoolgirl who saved more than a hundred people on a beach in Thailand when the tsunami hit, visited the United Nations in New York today. UN ISDR

3 Nov 2005 | Read More »

 

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