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Natural disasters and climate-related risks: Switzerland appeals for closer links between disaster risk reduction ... - Reliefweb

Natural disasters and climate-related risks: Switzerland appeals for closer links between disaster risk reduction ...ReliefwebBern, 26.05.2017 - Natural disasters and climate-related risks threaten to reverse hard-won gains in development. These and other challenges were the focal point of the fifth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place ...and more »

'Globalisation of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction' - CanIndia News

'Globalisation of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction'CanIndia NewsNew Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India has stressed the need for “globalisation of strategies” for disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. Addressing the ...and more »

UN EXPERIENCE KEY TO DISASTER RISK RESPONSE - The Swazi Observer

UN EXPERIENCE KEY TO DISASTER RISK RESPONSEThe Swazi ObserverCANCUN, MEXICO – His Majesty the King has applauded the United Nations efforts in addressing global issues affecting people's lives. He has encouraged the global body to use this experience to spearhead the process of developing an efficient and ...and more »

Zim ups disaster mitigation drive - The Herald;

Zim ups disaster mitigation drive - The Herald

The HeraldZim ups disaster mitigation driveThe HeraldPresident Mugabe greets Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant-General Phillip Valerio Sibanda yesterday on arrival from Cancun, Mexico, where he attended the United Nations Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. Looking on is ...and more »

Global Platform stresses action on Sendai - ReliefWeb;

Global Platform stresses action on Sendai - ReliefWeb

ReliefWebGlobal Platform stresses action on SendaiReliefWebThe UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, speaking at the close of the Global Platform. © UNISDR. By Denis McClean. CANCUN, 26 May, 2017 - The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction ...and more »

Women must be central in disaster prevention - Reliefweb

Women must be central in disaster preventionReliefwebCANCUN, Mexico, 26 May 2017 – Countries around the world need to focus on women if they are to achieve the aims of a 15-year agreement to curb hazard impacts, according to delegates at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Global ...and more »

Keeping track of disaster impact helps stave off future risk - experts - Thomson Reuters Foundation;

Keeping track of disaster impact helps stave off future risk - experts - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters FoundationKeeping track of disaster impact helps stave off future risk - expertsThomson Reuters FoundationCANCUN, Mexico, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Compiling facts and figures to show the human and economic loss from natural disasters is essential, but not all nations are providing a full picture, experts said on Friday at a major United ...and more »

Disaster mitigation: India working to build up a global coalition - Times of India

Disaster mitigation: India working to build up a global coalitionTimes of IndiaCancun, Mexico: In a rare diplomatic move and probably being the only country here at UN's Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, India has held five bilateral meetings with countries in the Asia Pacific region and more are scheduled to build a ...and more »

Natural Disasters Cost Global Economy $520b p.a. - Financial Tribune;

Natural Disasters Cost Global Economy $520b p.a. - Financial Tribune

Financial TribuneNatural Disasters Cost Global Economy $520b p.a.Financial TribuneOpening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk. “Human and ...and more »

'Globalization of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction' - South Asian Focus;

'Globalization of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction' - South Asian Focus

South Asian Focus'Globalization of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction'South Asian FocusEVENT: (100517) : NEW DELHI : BUDDHA JAYANTI CELEBRATION 2017 Union Minister for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. - IANS photo. IANS — India has stressed the need for "globalization of strategies" for disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the world's foremost ...and more »

Reducing risk means harnessing data - ReliefWeb

Reducing risk means harnessing dataReliefWebCANCUN, Mexico, 26 May 2017 – Data is a vital raw material if countries are to meet the aims of an international agreement on lowering hazard threats, the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard today, as a new monitoring report ...and more »

South Africa: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs On Dialogue On Disaster Risk Reduction - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs On Dialogue On Disaster Risk ReductionAllAfrica.comThe Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen joined UN representative and delegates from other countries at an important world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the ...and more »

'Gender Blind' Disaster Risk Planning Undermines Countries Ability to Cope: UN Women - Jakarta Globe

'Gender Blind' Disaster Risk Planning Undermines Countries Ability to Cope: UN WomenJakarta GlobeCancun, Mexico. More countries need to collect specific data on how disasters affect women and girls to improve their chances of surviving and help governments to create effective risk reduction strategies, the deputy head of the United Nation's women ...and more »

Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural Disasters - Prensa Latina

Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural DisastersPrensa LatinaMexico, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has shared its experiences in the Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which concludes today in Cancun with the participation of statesmen, and representatives of international and national organizations.and more »

World leaders highlight disaster risk reduction challenges in communiqué - Eleven Myanmar;

World leaders highlight disaster risk reduction challenges in communiqué - Eleven Myanmar

Eleven MyanmarWorld leaders highlight disaster risk reduction challenges in communiquéEleven MyanmarCANCUN (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - World leaders say in a communique that the economic losses due to disasters reaches around US$1.4 trillion. Several world leaders have highlighted challenges faced in disaster situations in a communiqué issued during ...and more »

India's natural disaster management plan receives praise from the United Nations - YourStory.com;

India's natural disaster management plan receives praise from the United Nations - YourStory.com

YourStory.comIndia's natural disaster management plan receives praise from the United NationsYourStory.comIndia is set to become the first and the only country to produce a national plan and local strategy targeted at reducing the losses caused by natural calamities. With this global plan, aimed at reducing losses during such mishaps, the country has ...and more »

PH, Mexico keen on signing MOU on disaster risk reduction - Manila Bulletin;

PH, Mexico keen on signing MOU on disaster risk reduction - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinPH, Mexico keen on signing MOU on disaster risk reductionManila BulletinThe Philippines and Mexico are keen on signing an agreement to focus on enhancing cooperation and coordination between the two countries, including exchange of experiences and best practices, on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management.and more »

UN: Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries - The Guam Daily Post;

UN: Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries - The Guam Daily Post

The Guam Daily PostUN: Early warning systems still missing in 100 countriesThe Guam Daily Post'HUMAN IMPACT': A woman carrying her baby walks past fallen trees in Tanna, Vanuatu, March 18, 2015. Edgar Su/Reuters. prev. next. "Even though often the human impact of conflict and conflict displacement is prominently in the press, actually the ...and more »

A new milestone for risk mapping - ReliefWeb

A new milestone for risk mappingReliefWebCANCUN, Mexico, 25 May 2017 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today launched a landmark interactive atlas that exposes the hidden threats posed by natural hazards in national economies and countries' urban centres. The Global Assessment ...and more »

Armenian Emergency Situations Minister participates in UN Global Platform - Armenpress.am;

Armenian Emergency Situations Minister participates in UN Global Platform - Armenpress.am

Armenpress.amArmenian Emergency Situations Minister participates in UN Global PlatformArmenpress.amYEREVAN, MAY 26, ARMENPRESS. Armenia's Minister of Emergency Situations Davit Tonoyan on May 24 participated in the UN 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, the Ministry told Armenpress. The event was organized by ...and more »