The call for ‘Early Warning for All’ is critical in Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most disaster-prone region. Between 1970 and 2020, disasters in the region affected 6.9 billion people and killed more than 2 million.
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 focuses on drawing global attention to the need for developing multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessment for people.
In a world beleaguered by rising violent conflict, the climate crisis, deepening mistrust in institutions, and the sharpest drop in human development in decades, we find ourselves confronting a perfect storm of evolving threats and outdated responses.
UNDRR with the financial support from the European Union, announces the “Sing for Resilience” musical contest for countries based in Central Asia to mark this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The inaugural WIN DRR Leadership Awards have been granted to Ms. Vasiti Soko, Director of the National Disaster Management Office in Fiji, and Dr. Nuraini Rahma Hanifa, an earthquake scientist who founded U-INSPIRE Alliance
The 1st anniversary of the launch by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastucture (CDRI) was marked today by a webinar on "The Future of Infrastructure Resilience in the Context of Global Pandemics."