GENEVA, 27 April 2015 – The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today expressed her condolences to the government and people of Nepal…
Amod Mani Dixit, Geologist and Founder of National Society of Earthquake Technology – NSET (Nepal) talk about building back Nepal after a series of devastating earthquakes that rocked the country.
Nepal was sruck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake at around noon local time on Saturday, with the epicentre in Lamjung District around 80 kilometres northwest of Kathmandu, and has been hit by continuing aftershocks in the four to five range on the Richter Scale.
The Philippines is reviving plans to issue catastrophe bonds to help fund massive and ongoing rebuilding efforts and better protect the country from natural disaster risks such as typhoons and earthquakes.
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) unveils the Urban Risk Reduction: Developing and Implementing Resilience Action Plans for Cities online course at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to boost the implementation of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign.
Four years on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, the country’s business sector has lived up to its reputation for resilience and shown clearly why disaster preparedness is so important for recovery.
This World Bank brochure, published ahead of the Third UN World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference, presents an overview of global DRR policy development and the World Bank’s strategy in the field.
The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (#WCDRR), is being hailed by participants as the first international meeting of its kind to provide a wide range of accessibility features for people living with disabilities.
Representatives from 187 UN member States today adopted the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda, a far reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction with seven targets and four priorities for action.
‘Inclusion builds resilience’ is the clear message from persons with disabilities to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.