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AGUAS DA PRATA, BRAZIL: THE 2,000TH CITY TO JOIN THE UNITED NATIONS (UNISDR) MAKING CITIES RESILIENT GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in the Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient: My City is getting Ready!" promoted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Read more

 
 
MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2014
CHUARRANCHO, GUATEMALA: MULTICULTURAL, MULTILINGUAL COMMUNITIES IN FAVOUR OF RESILIENCE

The Municipality of Chuarrancho sees a window of opportunity to participate in the campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of joint efforts between state agencies, local government and civil society in disaster risk reduction. Read more

 
 
HFA ‘CENTRAL’ TO MEXICO’S RISK MANAGEMENT

GUAYAGUIL, 30 July 2014 - Next year’s World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan coincides with the lead-up to the 30th anniversary of the devastating 1985 Mexican earthquake, whose tragic consequences pushed the country into developing one of the world’s most effective disaster prevention and response systems. Read more

 
 

UN (UNISDR) AND PEACE BOAT NGO VOYAGE THROUGH CENTRAL AMERICA TO PROMOTE DISASTER RESILIENCE

Panama City, Panama, July 28, 2014 –With the goal of strengthening the knowledge and capacity for team work to reduce the impact of disasters caused by natural hazards and enhance community resilience, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), through its Regional Office for the Americas, will join the world voyage of the UN Peace Boat in its El Salvador-Nicaragua-Panama. Read more

 
 

CALL FOR GOOD PRACTICES AND EXPERIENCES OF DIPECHO PROJECTS IN THE 2013-2014 SOUTH AMERICAN AND THE CARIBBEAN ACTION PLANS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

The call is carried out in order to select experiences and good practices that illustrate, through a video testimonial, ECHO-funded interventions with visible results, their impact for beneficiaries and/or successful application of the tools and/or products produced in the framework of the project implemented with funding from the European Union.
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DRR TALKS OPEN IN GENEVA

Preparations for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathered momentum today as more than 600 government representatives and experts from around the world convened in Geneva for the First Session of an Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee
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MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH JULY 2014:
BAÑOS DE AGUA SANTA, ECUADOR, RESILIENT CITY IN THE FACE OF VOLCANIC EVENTS

The territory of the town of Baños de Agua Santa is primarily exposed to the following hazards: subject to a high or very high seismic acceleration, pyroclastic flows, mudflows, lava due to volcanic activity of Tungurahua, and landslides.
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MESSAGE BY MARGARETA WAHLSTRÖM, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY- GENERAL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND HEAD OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (UNISDR)
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the 4th Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (#RP14), for such a memorable milestone on the road to Sendai, Japan, where next year a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action will be adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Read more
 
 
UN SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR RISK REDUCTION PRIZE
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced it is seeking nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, now in its 24th season, for individuals or groups of people providing extraordinary leadership in creating a safe, healthy, wealthy and resilient future for the planet. Read more
 
 
SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES ON THE INTEGRATION OF DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
Football fans from all over the world were joined in São Paulo this week by officials representing the hopes and aspirations of 37 million people who live in 59 municipalities which are now members of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Read more
 
 

BRAZIL SCORES AT DRR TOO!

Football fans from all over the world were joined in São Paulo this week by officials representing the hopes and aspirations of 37 million people who live in 59 municipalities which are now members of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Read more
 
 
SANDY INSPIRES NJ UNIVERSITY TO TEACH DRR

Eighteen students at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, have just completed the university’s first-ever course on disaster risk reduction, in part as a result of Hurricane Sandy which killed at least 117 people and caused $65 billion worth of damage in the US alone. Read more

 
MUNICIPALITIES OF THE MONTH IN BRAZIL

ITATIBA -At the beginning of his first term, in 2009, Mayor João Fattori faced floods, storms and landslides risks.
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RIO DE JANEIRO - Since the beginning of the 20th century the disorganized land occupation of Rio de Janeiro with houses being built on landplaning high risk areas. Read more

NEW PACT MUST INTEGRATE DRR AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GUAYQUIL, 29 May 2014 - The biggest challenge facing next year’s UN World Conference to agree on a new global DRR framework, is how to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national development plans, Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said on Wednesday. More information

 
STRENGTHEN ROLE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DRR

GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - A new global framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) must seek to strengthen the role of local government because the impact of all disasters is local, the 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard on Wednesday.  More information

 
 

GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - Ecuador is using policies of poverty reduction to limit the vulnerability of populations to natural hazards and disasters, the 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard yesterday in a wide-ranging discussion on the links between poverty and disasters.
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AMERICAS TO DECIDE NEEDS FOR UN GLOBAL AGREEMENT ON DISASTER RISK 

GUAYAQUIL, 26 May 2014 - Several hundred government and civil society representatives from over 30 countries will gather this week in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaguil to review progress in the Americas  on reducing exposure to disaster risk. Read more

 
 


MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH MAY 2014
POSADAS, MISIONES, ARGENTINA:
Prevention saves lifes and reduces possible losses

In June 2010 the city of Posadas, Argentina, implemented for the first time a Disaster Risk Reduction policy with the creation of the Office for Natural Disasters Prevention OPAD. Read more

 
 

NEW CHAMPION FOR MAKING CITIES RESILIENT

   

Medellín 9 April 2014 - The Mayor of the Argentinian city, Sante Fe, José Corral, returns to his home city tomorrow from the 7th World Urban Forum (WUF7) as a Champion of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Read more

 
 

MAYORS CALL FOR SETTING UP TARGETS ON A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR DRR POST 2015

   

Medellín 9 April 2014 - Up to 30 mayors and local government representatives from Africa, The Americas and Europe called to the establishment of targets on a new framework for DRR. Read more

 
 

III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENSO: “BRIDGING THE GAPS BETWEEN GLOBAL ENSO SCIENCE AND REGIONAL PROCESSES, EXTREMES AND IMPACTS

   

GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR, April 4, 2014 – It is broadly known that the warm and cold phases of ENSO have serious social and economic impacts on the countries around the world. Knowledge of ENSO and its impacts help to reinforce predictive tools used in support of early warning systems. Read more

 
 

STAKEHOLDERS ON VOLCANIC RISK REDUCTION IN THE LESSER ANTILLES MEET IN MONTSERRAT TO DISCUSS ON VOLCANIC RISK CONTINGENCY PLANNING

 

A group of 22 stakeholders representing 15 institutions and community members, met last week in Montserrat to exchange and discuss on the volcanic risk in the Lesser Antilles and volcanic risk contingency planning. The meeting was specially hosted in Montserrat with the precious support of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and the warm welcoming of the Montserrat Red Cross. Read more

 
 
SANTA TECLA, EL SALVADORT
MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH MARCH 2014

On January 13, 2001, Santa Tecla was severely affected by a powerful earthquake, which caused the loss of many lives and property. This event, however difficult for the city, represented an opportunity to show leadership and move forward in the face of adversity. Read more

 
 
 

UN TO LEAD CONSULTATIONS ON NEW FRAMEWORK
FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN SOUTH AMERICA

   

PANAMA CITY, Panama, March 19, 2014 - Following the consultation process towards a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), through its Regional Office for the Americas. Read more

 
 

RIMAC DISTRICT, LIMA - PERU
MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2014

   

Rímac District, Lima – Peru: Disaster resilience strengthens communities and their development processes.
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CALL FOR BEST PRACTICES AND EXPERIENCES IN INTEGRATING GENDER IN
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

Opening: 19 February, 2014
Closing: 23 March, 2014
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COLOMBIANS AND ECUADORIANS PARTICIPATE IN THE EVACUATION CALL OF THE FIRST BI-NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DRILL

Bogota D.C. February 7, 2014 – Measuring the responsiveness of operational and technical entities of the SNGRD, promoting personal evacuation warning in the community and testing national and international inter-agency coordination were the key points evaluated in this bi-national exercise. More information

 
 

CELAC SUMMIT URGES DEVELOPMENT OF A REGIONAL STRATEGIC AGENDA FOR INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

HAVANA, Cuba, February 3, 2014 – Heads of state and government from 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean present at the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), called for the development of a Regional Strategic Agenda on Integrated Disaster Risk Management.
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PSYCHOLOGY WITHOUT BORDERS VENEZUELA BUILDS CAPACITY TO ADDRESS THE PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS OF DISASTERS

CARACAS, Venezuela, January 28, 2014 –Considering the need for capacity building in Venezuela to address the psychosocial impacts of disasters, Psychology Without Borders Venezuela (PSF-V) - whose mission is to provide psychological first aid to victims of disasters. More information

 

MEXICO MAKES A COMMITMENT TO THE UN TO PROMOTE SAFER SCHOOLS IN THE FACE OF DISASTER

PANAMA, Panama, January 28, 2014 -The Government of the United Mexican States, through the National Civil Protection Service of the Ministry of Interior, promised to 'assume responsibility as Champion of the Global Programme for School Safety, to promote safety in the face of risks in schools towards 2016. Read more

 
 

VIEW ROYAL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.
MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2014

The municipality of View Royal, Canada, is pleased to be a part of the "Making Cities Disaster Resilient Campaign".  We feel fortunate to have an opportunity to connect with others around the world and share experiences and knowledge that help improve disaster risk reduction initiatives.  More information

 
 

CARIBBEAN FORERUNNER TO THE NEW GLOBAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION FRAMEWORK

10 December 2013 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) launched its new Regional Strategy on Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management 2014-2024 which calls to strengthening of public-private sector partnerships within all sector groupings -including finance and economic development, physical and environmental planning.
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"MUNICIPALITIES OF THE MONTH" IN THE AMERICAS DURING 2013

10 December 2013 - This space is dedicated to promote the work of the local governments participating in the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: Mi City is Getting Ready". Every month, experiences on how local governments deal with risk management in the Americas will be presented. Read more

 
MARLON MORALES AND COLLEAGUES RECEIVE
"EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM 2013" AWARD FROM SINAPROC

10 December 2013 - Panama’s National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) recently awarded the "Excellence in Journalism 2013" distinction to SERTV Channel 11 journalist Marlon Morales for his report Living Disaster and Disability. Read more

 
REGIONAL PLATFORM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN THE AMERICAS
IV SESSION - GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR 27 - 29 MAY 2014
The Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas is the main venue that brings together key stakeholders and actors involved in DRR from throughout North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. More information

CENTRAL AMERICA ADVANCES THE RIGHT TO DISASTER PREVENTION

PANAMA, November 22, 2013 – Protecting the lives and livelihoods of more than forty million people in Central America and positioning disaster prevention as a right in this highly vulnerable region threatened by natural events was the aim of the projects of the Office of the United Nations Disaster Risk reduction. Read full Press Release

MAYOR, RESIDENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS SIGN AGREEMENT FOR MUNICIPAL RISK REDUCTION IN CHACAO, VENEZUELA

CHACAO, November 21, 2013 – Emilio Graterón, neighbors and representatives of the Business Network of the municipality of Chacao, Venezuela, today signed the Municipal Risk Reduction Agreement, a solid alliance with broad participation to ensure the implementation of actions. Read more

TIMELY EVACUATION SAVES THE POPULATION OF AN ISLAND IN THE PHILIPPINES
Geneva, November 15, 2013 – The rapid evacuation of 1,000 inhabitants of a tiny island, whose homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, saved the entire population, as explained by a local leader who has long been dedicated to the promotion of disaster risk reduction. Read more
 
CALL FOR THE CENTRAL AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON RESILIENCE, RISK REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
CHINANDEGA, Nicaragua, November 6, 2013 - The Resilience, Risk Reduction and Sustainable Territorial Development Training Workshop is part of the Applied Training Programme: Disaster Risk Reduction, Generation of Urban Resilience and Participatory Local Planning of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Read more
RISK REDUCTION IN THE AGENDA OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CANDIDATES IN VENEZUELA
MERIDA, October 30, 2013 – "RISK TOUCHES US" was the slogan of the First Meeting on Responsibility of Local Governments for Risk Management and Disaster Reduction. It sought to draw attention to the need for local governments to urgently include disaster risk management and reduction on their agendas.
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99 OF 100 RECORDED DISASTER IMPACTS DO NOT MAKE THE NEWS BUT CAUSE UP TO 90% OF THE DAMAGE, UN REPORT REVEALS
PANAMA, October 30, 2013.- Up to nine out of 10 people affected or homes damaged, as well as half human loss as a result of disasters in 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries over the past two decades are caused by so-called extensive disasters associated with events at the local level. Read ful note
FIRST FEMALE MAYOR TO REGISTER HER MUNICIPALITY IN THE MAKING CITIES RESILIENT GLOBAL CAMPAIGN IN COLOMBIA
OBANDO, October 29, 2013.- The municipality of Obando, under the leadership of mayor Dr. Lucero Nydia Lopez Ospina, is the fourth municipality of the Cauca Valley and the ninth in Colombia to join the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!". More information
THE MUNICIPALITY OF BUENAVENTURA IN THE CAUCA VALLEY, HOST OF THE THIRD RISK MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA WITH A CONCENTRATION ON URBAN RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

BUENAVENTURA, October 28, 2013 - With more than 50 representatives of the Municipal Councils on Disaster Risk Management of the Buenaventura and Dagua Municipalities in the Cauca Valley, the third Risk Management diploma with a concentration on urban risk reduction and climate change adaptation was launched in the city of Buenaventura. Read more

 
 
ANALYSING THE CHALLENGES OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE FACE OF DISASTERS IN CARACAS, VENEZUELA

CARACAS, October 24, 2013- The International Day for Disaster Reduction is celebrated annually on October 13. This year, the United Nations chose "Living with disabilities and disaster" as the theme for the celebration. In this context, the United Nations Development Programme - Venezuela (UNDP). Read full note

CRARIT: A BEST PRACTICE FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE REDUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RISKS, THE CAUCA VALLEY, COLOMBIA

CALI, Colombia, October 23, 2013 - On October 17, 2013, in the presence of the Governor of the Cauca Valley, Dr. Ubeimar Delgado, Resolution No. 0259 of October 2013 was officially presented —creating the Regional Advisory Committee for Industrial and Technological Risks – CRARIT— Read more

PARLATINO APPROVES DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

PANAMA, Panama, October 23, 2013 - The XXIX Regular Meeting of the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) unanimously approved the Protocol on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean,. Read more

PEÑAFLOR, CHILE JOINS THE CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION

PENAFLOR, Chile, October 18, 2013 - The Municipality of Peñaflor, led by Mayor Manuel Fuentes Rosales, celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in a ceremony on October 13 in the municipal gardens, along with representatives of the Carabineers, Police Department. Read more

GUATEMALA ADVANCES IN BUILDING A NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

Guatemala City, Guatemala, October 18, 2013 - A National Consultation and Dissemination Workshop of the National Integrated Risk Management Report was held on October 17thand 18th in Guatemala City. Read more

THE FUTURE OF OUR CITIES, A DISCUSSION FORUM ORGANIZED BY THE UN IN PANAMA

PANAMA, October 16, 2013.- -PRESS RELEASE"SUSTAINABLE CITIES FOR THE WELFARE OF ALL"
Parallel Event to the XXIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government

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VERACRUZ, MEXICO CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION WITH WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

XALAPA, Veracruz, October 13, 2013 - This Sunday, the State Government, through the Secretariat for Civil Protection, celebrated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction focused on "Living with Disabilities and Disasters" with workshops for children and youth with disabilities. Read more

UN GLOBAL SURVEY EXPLAINS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DIE DURING DISASTERS

GENEVA, October 10, 2013 - The results of the first United Nations global survey on disability and disaster show why so many people with disabilities are killed or injured during disasters. It is estimated that 15% of the world population lives with a disability. Read more

 
 
HONDURAS: NATIONAL CONSULTATION AND DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras October 9, 2013 - This and other activities planned for the coming months are part of the 2.8 million euro investment by the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission in Honduras through its Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO). Read more

FROM BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, NICARAGUA AND VENEZUELA ARE THE FIRST SIX PROMOTERS OF THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN "MAKING CITIES RESILIENT" IN THE AMERICAS

BOGOTA, Colombia, October 7, 2013 - UNISDR has awarded this distinction to six people in the Americas in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The campaign expects to have a promoter in each country in the near future. Read more

RISK REDUCTION: THE KEY TO INCREASING SECURITY IN SOCIETY

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, October 3, 2013 .- Conscious that the impact of various hazards and incidents can range from environmental and economic damage to the loss of lives and livelihoods of communities, one hundred leading
risk management professionals participated in the Society Safety Day. More information

NICARAGUA ADVANCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 1, 2013 – The National Consultation and Dissemination Workshop on Integrated Risk Management will be held on October 2nd and 3rd in Managua. This important meeting will be attended by representatives of the national government. More information

LA PLATA, PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES WORKS, MEASURES AND ACTIONS FOR A NEW CITY MODEL

The City of La Plata, October 1, 2013 – In recent years, La Plata has suffered an increase in the number and intensity of floods. The climatic event of April 2 marked a turning point in the life of our city and has been considered the worst rainfall of the country's history. More information

HOW TO DEVELOP MORE RESILIENT CITIES: A HANDBOOK FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS

The Handbook offers a general overview of various issues related to reducing disaster risk, and is primarily designed for the leaders of local governments and policy makers to support public policy, decision making and organization for the implementation of actions for disaster risk reduction and resilience.
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MEETING OF THE NICARAGUAN RED CROSS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ON INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 23, 2013.- Recommendations to include persons with disabilities in family risk management plans and train the community in the proper management of this population group in disaster situations, were the main outcomes of the workshop.
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COLOMBIA AND ARGENTINA STRENGTHEN RISK MANAGEMENT ACTIONS

Bogota, September 23, 2013 - The international cooperation between Colombia and Argentina in Disaster Risk Management is advancing along a good path, and the proof is in the rapprochement between the governments of President Juan Manuel Santos and President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Read more

 
EL SALVADOR ADVANCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, September 22, 2013 -
The National Consultation Workshop on Integrated Risk Management and Disseminationwill be held September 26th and 27th in San Salvador.
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UPDATED ACTION PLANS TO FACE HURRICANE SEASON IN BARAHONA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

BARAHONA, Dominican Republic, September 8, 2013 Representatives from 15 Community Networks on Prevention, Mitigation and Response (RCPMR) from the southern provinces of Barahona and Pedernales met in Santa Cruz de Barahona Read more

CREATION OF A DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT NETWORK IN MARA, VENEZUELA

MARA, Venezuela September 5, 2013 - Convinced of the need to coordinate interagency efforts to address vulnerability and disaster risk in the Municipality Mara, of the Zulia state in Venezuela.
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JOIN THE # 1MILLIONVOTES CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF "MY WORLD: UN GLOBAL SURVEY ON PRIORITIES FOR A BETTER WORLD"

PANAMA, Panama, September 4, 2013 -MY World is a survey for all people of the world to capture opinions about priorities for the definition of the new global agenda for combating poverty in the world.
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THE BIANNUAL PLAN OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMME WAS PRESENTED IN ECUADOR

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, September 3, 2013 – The European Commission will invest €14.5 million in Ecuador and eight other South American countries to strengthen national disaster risk management systems over the coming 18 months.
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COSTA RICA CONTINUES TOWARDS NATIONAL RECOVERY FRAMEWORKS IN CENTRAL AMERICA

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, September 3, 2013 –The planning of joint preparedness and support actions for the recovery of communities in the face of potential disasters associated with natural hazards continues to gain importance in Central America.
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DOSQUEBRADAS, RISARALDA, COLOMBIA.
SEPTEMBER MUNICIPALITY OF THE MONTH

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, September 3, 2013 –The planning of joint preparedness and support actions for the recovery of communities in the face of potential disasters associated with natural hazards continues to gain importance in Central America.
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UN PROMOTES SURVEYS OF DISASTERS AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

August 29, 2013, PANAMA –"We can expect that as many as 30 million people living with a disability are affected during an average year by earthquakes and weather-related hazards" said Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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"RESILIENCE IS EVERYONE'S JOB" - INTERVIEW WITH MARCELO EBRARD, PRESIDENT OF THE GLOBAL NETWORK FOR SAFER CITIES

Experiences and achievements of Mr. Marcelo Ebrard and his government in the context of disaster risk reduction and the participation of Mexico City in the Global Campaign: "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!".
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CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE ON DISASTER AND SOCIETY IN ARGENTINA - THE NETWORK

August 28, 2013 - A vast territory; a wide diversity of landscapes and productive lands; large and small cities on the banks of rivers and mountain plains' villages in the foothills of high peaks, volcanoes and vast arid plateaus.
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