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5th AMCDRR related news

Total number of news: 13

date: 8 November 2012
Source(s): Japan Times Ltd., the

'Our shared challenge in Asia and the Pacific is to control both the growing rate of exposure and rising vulnerability. Exposure to hazards has multiplied as urban centers grow and people and economic activities expand into increasingly exposed and hazard-prone land,' said Noeleen Heyzer, ESCAP's executive secretary...


date: 2 November 2012
Source(s): Myanmar Times, the; Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd

'National development and DRR are interdependent. National, state and regional governments are closely cooperating to explore the best ways to integrate disaster reduction programs with national development projects,' stated U Phone Swe, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of Myanmar...


date: 26 October 2012
Source(s): International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

'There is clear recognition that people at risk from disasters must be empowered. Post 2015, we should see disaster risk reduction feature more prominently on the international development agenda,' said Al Panico, acting head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia Pacific Office...


date: 25 October 2012
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNISDR AP)

A courageous disabled 24-year-old woman from a flood-prone part of Bangladesh was the centre of media attention today at the first UNISDR Asia Disaster Risk Reduction Film Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as a story woven around her life took a top prize in the human interest category...


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date: 25 October 2012
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNISDR AP)

'This Conference has been a major breakthrough in ensuring that building disaster resilience and reducing risk are embedded into the post-2015 development agenda. The world has always looked to Asia for leadership in disaster management and the Yogyakarta Declaration outlines clearly what the region’s expectations are for a new international agreement on disaster risk reduction'...


date: 24 October 2012
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'The important message I am hearing from you today is that you are ready to participate not just in planning disaster risk reduction activity but also in implementation and you have many concrete ideas. I thank you all for your contribution,' UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström said when she met with children from four of the world's most disaster-prone countries...


date: 24 October 2012
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'Including children and youth in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation is very important because children and youth will become parents in the future and continue to educate their children,' said Chanvannarith, a 15-year-old Cambodian boy...


5th AMCDRR

date: 23 October 2012
Source(s): International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Over the last five years, commitments made at the Asian ministerial conferences on disaster risk reduction (AMCDRR) have reflected excellent intentions when it comes to disaster risk reduction. Now, it is time for states to set those good intentions down into enforceable laws...


date: 23 October 2012
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'The challenge is not to stop development, but to arrest both the growing rate of exposure and rising vulnerability. Reducing risk successfully is about saving lives, jobs, homes and valuable infrastructure such as schools, health facilities and roads'...


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date: 23 October 2012
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNISDR AP)

The UN High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which met last month for the first time, underlined that we must safeguard the MDG gains from setbacks caused by natural disasters and climate change...


date: 23 October 2012
Source(s): Malteser International

The organisations call for the inclusion of the needs and experiences of persons with disabilities in disaster prevention and risk reduction efforts, thus making disaster-prone communities more resilient...


date: 23 October 2012
Source(s): Indonesia - government; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

'Strengthening community resilience and reducing disaster risks are critical elements in promoting sustainable development. They must be part of the international development agenda beyond 2015, post-Hyogo Framework for Action and the Millennium Development Goals,' says Budi Adiputro, secretary general of the Indonesian Red Cross...


5th AMCDRR

date: 22 October 2012
Source(s): International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity for governments to commit to a shared responsibility of continuing to reduce the loss in lives and social, economic and environmental assets from disasters, while continuing the fight against poverty and sustainable development beyond the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action and the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals...