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Sendai disaster confab kicks off important year for sustainability: Ban

Japan Times Ltd., the

'The message is clear: Sustainability starts in Sendai,' said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the launch of the global report on disaster risk reduction. The UN chief is is among the estimated 8,000 participants of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, including 'an unprecedented number of high-level leaders'...

  • UNDP: Serbia launches the National Disaster Management Program

    UNDP Serbia

    The UN Country Team together with CADRI provides support to Government’s participation in the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction by introducing the elements of the Hyogo Framework of Action II into Government’s planning for disaster risk reduction and management. The Hyogo Framework for Action has taken us from purely responding to emergencies to a 'disaster risk reduction' way of thinking, said Vojackova-Sollorano...

  • 56% of 100 cities most exposed to natural hazards found in Philippines, Japan, China, Bangladesh – Verisk Maplecroft - Press release


    The strategic markets of Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh are home to over half of the 100 cities most exposed to natural hazards, highlighting the potential risks to foreign business, supply chains and economic output in Asia from extreme weather events and seismic disasters, according to new research from global risk analytics company, Verisk Maplecroft...

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