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Ban Ki-moon: World threatened by dangerous and unacceptable levels of risk from disasters

UNISDR

The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15), prepared by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and launched today by the Secretary-General, states that economic losses from disasters are now reaching an average of US$250 billion to US$300 billion annually...

  • World's deadliest volcanoes identified: Indonesia's population most at risk from eruptions

    NPG

    The first detailed assessment of global volcanic risk, part of a larger international hazard assessment released on 4 March by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, will provide a detailed look at global volcanic risk and reveal the world’s deadliest volcanoes, in an attempt to save lives through prevention and response measures...

  • Judges announce Sasakawa Award short-list

    UNISDR

    The nominees are Allan Lavell, a disaster risk researcher and consultant based in Costa Rica; the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities; and the Jeffrey Town Farmers’ Association of Jamaica. The winning Sasakawa Laureate will be announced on 17 March at one of the signature events of the upcoming Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan...

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