Malta has been told by UNESCO to prepare for a tsunami within 30 years and that at least one of its coastal towns should have tsunami preparations in place by the end of 2023.
Tsunami warning sign, Miyajima Island, Japan
At the UN Ocean Conference, UNESCO’s Director General will announce a new commitment: the global deployment of the "Tsunami ready" program, which will result in the training of all at-risk coastal communities in the event of a tsunami by 2030.
Case Studies on Institutional Arrangements for Recovery
These case studies describe institutional structures, legal frameworks, and management lessons gleaned from practical experience, providing recovery leaders with insights suited to their context, disaster scenarios, and institutional landscapes.
Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed at a school tsunami drill during GP2022.
On 28 May 2022 Tanjung Benoa district in Bali received their UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition, becoming the first Tsunami Ready Community in Indonesia. Guests from the GPDRR witnessed a school evacuation drill prior to the inauguration ceremony.
Asian Disaster Reduction Center
Aerial view of Niuafo’ou volcano in Tonga
08 Jun 2022
In January 2022, a submarine volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami in the Pacific island state of Tonga. Despite successful disaster preparedness and response measuers, the events demonstrated the compound and cascading risk features of these hazards.
Steep coast in Scotland.
A new project looks to unearth information about and learn from ancient underwater landslides buried deep beneath the seafloor to support New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
School children in Vanuatu.
The January 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunami – called a ‘once in 1000-year event’ is the latest in a long list of recent disasters to have hit Tonga and cause significant disruption to Tongan children’s education.
20 meters waves in front of lighthouse in Nazari, Portugal.
An analysis of historical seismic events by a USC Dornsife scientist helps explain why large tsunamis still occur after relatively small earthquakes.