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It has become very clear over the last twelve months that international cooperation to developing countries is not keeping pace with the rise in extreme weather events and the tragic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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STATEMENT BY MAMI MIZUTORI, SECRETARY-GENERAL SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AT LAUNCH OF WMO ATLAS OF MORTALITY AND ECONOMIC LOSSES FROM WEATHER, CLIMATE AND WATER EXTREMES I would like to applaud my WMO colleagues under the
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UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori, this week expressed her belief that the COVID-19 Scenarios Project spearheaded by the International Science Council (ISC) “will make a major contribution to guiding governments and policymakers along an effective pathway
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Excellencies, distinguished delegates, It is not a new story, but the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined in a vivid way that disasters put the human rights of vulnerable groups, and in particular in the case of this pandemic, older persons at serious risk
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Statement by Mami Mizutori, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction for International Women’s Day Today is a day to celebrate women who have truly made a difference in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has
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By Mami Mizutori Climate-vulnerable nations know all too well that action on the climate emergency is just as important as a successful and affordable vaccine against COVID-19. This year’s U.N. climate talks may have been postponed, but no one can take
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MESSAGE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY, 5 NOVEMBER We live in a multi-hazard world where risk is systemic and embedded in the very fabric of human development. Currently we are struggling with what some describe as a tsunami
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Nothing undermines development more than disasters. The lack of strategies and planning when faced with an event of natural, human or biological origin could mean inevitable decline in a society’s efforts to promote development and growth. It is therefore
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GENEVA, 12 October 2020 – A UN report published to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century. In the period 2000 to 2019
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