Disaster risk reduction

3006, 2016

Conflict prevention efforts more effective and sustainable when women participate – Security Council

June 30th, 2016|Disaster risk reduction, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Despite commitments of the international community, inconsistent levels of political will, resourcing, accountability and gender expertise often hinder the full and meaningful inclusion of women in efforts to prevent conflict, the Security Council said today.

3006, 2016

Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report

June 30th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, Hunger and food security, News|

Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a new report.

2906, 2016

UN chief appoints 12 experts to his task force to prevent and manage future health crises

June 29th, 2016|Disaster risk reduction, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the membership of his Global Health Crises Task Force, which aims to help countries and communities prepare and respond to emergencies, such as the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika.

2806, 2016

UN agencies to meet on El Niño’s ‘devastating impact’ in Central America’s Dry Corridor

June 28th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, Hunger and food security, News|

With the El Niño climate event devastating Central America’s so-called Dry Corridor, where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure, United Nations agencies will gather this week to discuss ways to improve the long-term response to the weather developments in the region.

2305, 2016

Ban: UN humanitarian summit to ‘shape a different future’

May 23rd, 2016|Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

“We are all here because global humanitarian action is unprecedentedly strained,” the UN Secretary-General said at the World Humanitarian Summit opening ceremony.

2205, 2016

World Humanitarian Summit will be ‘launch pad’ for new initiatives

May 22nd, 2016|Disaster risk reduction, News, Partnerships, Sustainable Development Agenda|

"There is huge need for us to show solidarity with those who are affected by natural disasters and man-made disasters,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said.

1005, 2016

El Niño not a one-off event, UN says, calling for action

May 10th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News|

The international community must boost efforts to build the capacity for disaster risk management to prevent El Niño weather extremes from causing humanitarian crises, the ECOSOC president said.

905, 2016

ECOSOC on El Niño: reducing risks, capturing opportunities

May 9th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The El Niño phenomenon––with its increasing intensity––has lasting consequences for development.

1804, 2016

FAO, Google collaborate on satellite data tools to manage natural resources

April 18th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, Infrastructure, News|

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Google announced plans to make high-resolution satellite data a common tool in managing the world’s natural resources, boosting efforts towards the pursuit of sustainable development.

102, 2016

Visiting drought-hit region of Ethiopia, Ban urges support

February 1st, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to step up assistance to the country, before heading to the drought-stricken region of Oromia where he witnessed first-hand efforts under way to battle the effects of one of […]