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A report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that half of the countries globally are not protected by Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.
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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.
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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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
In the dedication of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR announces a creativity contest on Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Concept Note International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
‘Disaster risk governance’ was announced today as the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October in a year when a great number of people have died and fallen ill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement today
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction