Events archives

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Sendai, Japan
R!SE in Colombia

R!SE was officially launched in Colombia on 10 DEC 2014 and hosted by UNISDR, AECOM, Willis and PwC.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
R!SE in Peru

The R!SE Initiative will be officially launched in Peru on Thursday 4 December 2014 as and official side-event hosted by UNISDR and PwC.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 Lima, Peru
R!SE in Brazil

The R!SE Initiative was officially launched in Brazil during the 'Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction for leading companies' which was held in São Paulo on 2 December 2014.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 São Paulo, Brazil
R!SE Project Forum in Bentonville

Objectives of the 1st R!SE DRM project forum:

- Convene Disaster Risk Management (DRM) thought leaders, subject matter experts and potential contributors

- Define concrete projects and support for the R!SE Initiative, with a specific focus on Activity Streams 1 (DRM Strategies) and 6 (Resilient Cities).

This will be done during a series of working sessions and interactive group discussions over the course of 1,5 days.

By the end of the Project Forum, have agreement on a number of specific opportunities for value creation for a broad range of collaborating stakeholders through the identification of concrete projects that are aligned with the R!SE vision and objectives.

These projects will be launched and operational in 2014, with initial results to be showcased at the Third UN WCDRR and projects continuing through towards the 2020 goal for this phase of the R!SE Initiative.

Monday, September 29, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Bentonville - Arkansas
PwC R!SE event in NY

Program overview
Join PwC and R!SE stakeholders to learn a new initiative launched by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and PwC. R!SE is a global initiative, launched on May 19, 2014 to make investments disaster-risk sensitive and increase society's resiliency. This panel will cover:

  • Why is disaster risk reduction of concern?
  • What is R!SE?
  • How does R!SE work?

Join the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, R!SE partners and stakeholders at PwC's New York headquarters to learn more.

Event Details:

  • When: Thursday 25 September, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: PwC NY Office Auditorium, 300 Madison Avenue (42nd Street) New York, NY
  • About: The event will consist of a 1.5 hour panel discussion and Q&A, followed by networking and drinks.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 PwC HQ, New York
Climate Summit 2014

As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to a Climate Summit in September 2014.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 New York City, USA
International Conference - New Partnerships for Disaster Risk Management

Organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development within the framework of the Global Initiative for Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM).

Monday, June 16, 2014 Berlin, Germany
Official launch of the R!SE Initiative

The R!SE Initiative is officially launched at the United Nations in NYC on May 19th 2014.

Monday, May 19, 2014 United Nations, New-York