The Johns Hopkins glacier, Alaska
Tsunamis are only devastating if people and their livelihoods get in the way, as suggested by the largest tsunami ever recorded only killing five people.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Led by the National Focal Point in Ghana, the International Day For Disaster Risk Reduction has been marked in Ghana by the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction on the 13th of October, 2021.
Ghana Gong
Two women walking down a plath carrying baskets, in Nepal
SEI researchers reflect on the role of international cooperation, the challenges faced in the Covid-19 pandemic context and what can be done to ensure developing countries are supported effectively to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.
Stockholm Environment Institute
IOM will implement the new project for a period of 24 months from 2021 to 2023, targeting the disaster-prone states of Khartoum, West Darfur, North Darfur, South Darfur, North Kordofan, Kassala, Gadaref, and Blue Nile.
International Organization for Migration
Official Launch of the Latin American and caribbean Network of Women for DRR
Through the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction, women and girls will come together to share experiences, ideas and innovative and transformative solutions to the challenges posed by disaster risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Group of people brainstorming on globe
The focus of this year’s IDDRR on 13 October is on a topic which has been pushed to the fore by the debates raging around the faltering response to planetary emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic an, the climate emergency.
UN Chronicle
Blue pins on a city map
For IDDRR 2021, the DRM PPG spoke to Jenty Kirsch-Wood, Head of Global Risk Management and Reporting at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Management, on a range of topics around disaster risk reduction, and the importance of the IDDRR campaign.
Royal Geographical Society
October 13th marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – a UN observed day that highlights the importance of international cooperation to reduce disaster risk and save lives.
Tonkin + Taylor
Mami Mizutori (UNDRR) and Prof. Petteri Taalas (WMO)
The World Meteorological Organization and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction are marking 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the announcement of the creation of a Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction World Meteorological Organization
Why climate, development, and disaster sectors must work together to achieve global goals
International Water Management Institute