From 27-29 January 2016, UNISDR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SENDAI FRAMEWORK FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2015-2030 was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference successfully launched the Science and Technology Partnership, and crystallized an agenda for the science and policy community to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Each session from the …

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IRDR co-sponsors and partners such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences and International Council for Science recently co-authored an article in Nature entitled, “Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. In the article, the authors laid out five priorities for how the scientific community should participate in this process, based on the findings of …

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The ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) recently published its Annual Report for the year 2014. The report documents the activities of ROAP highlighting key activities in its priority areas of work in health and wellbeing in the changing urban environment, hazards and disasters, and sustainable energy. The report also details the …

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This 2014 annual report is a mid-term report on the UNISDR 2014-2015 Biennium Work Programme. 2014 was a year in which much time was spent defining the future of disaster risk management. There were major gatherings around the world to weigh up the experience of the last ten years of implementing the Hyogo Framework for …

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This report is an independent scientific review of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, as submitted to the UN General Assembly by the UN Open Working Group (OWG). It is a unique tool designed primarily for negotiators, technical support teams and other actors engaged in defining a universal, integrated and transformational set …

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The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15), Making Development Sustainable: The Future of Disaster Risk Management is the fourth in the series coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in the context of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters …

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Aitsi-Selmi A, Blanchard K, Al-Khudhairy D, Ammann W, Basabe P, Johnston D, Ogallo L, Onishi T, Renn O, Revi A, Roth C, Peijun S, Schneider J, Wenger D, Murray V. UNISDR STAG 2015 Report: Science is used for disaster risk reduction. This report discusses the role of science and technology in disaster risk reduction (DRR) …

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The World Social Science Report 2013 issues an urgent call to action to the international social science community to collaborate more effectively with each other, with colleagues from other fields of science, and with the users of research to deliver solutions-oriented knowledge on today’s most pressing environmental problems. It calls for a transformative social science …

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The SRSG’s ‘Proposed Elements’ draws on consultations of all stakeholders that began in early 2012, including online, local, national, regional and global events. Further guidance came from countries’ reports through the UNISDR HFA Monitor, the findings of the biennial UN Global Assessment Reports on Disaster Risk Reduction of 2009, 2011 and 2013, relevant deliberations of …

Proposed Elements for Consideration in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk ReductionRead More »

GAR13 explores how businesses, by investing in disaster risk management, can reduce costs and interruptions represented by disaster losses and impacts; how performance and reputation can also be enhanced by minimising uncertainty and unpredictability; why effectively managing disaster risks should be the hallmark of a competitive, sustainable and resilient business; and why a broader approach …

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