UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction2018-06-20T16:37:11-04:00

On this page you will find coverage of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. For further details visit the official Conference website.

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1310, 2017

Secretary-General’s message for International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 Oct 2017|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|Tags: , , , , |

"Let’s put more effort into tackling disaster risk to create a safer, more sustainable world for all," he says.

910, 2017

UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

09 Oct 2017|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|Tags: , , , , |

The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.

910, 2017

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action

09 Oct 2017|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|Tags: , , , |

“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.

510, 2017

UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

05 Oct 2017|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

410, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

04 Oct 2017|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.

1907, 2016

Ban urges burden-sharing, solidarity to combat effects of El Niño and mitigate climate change

19 Jul 2016|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 millions people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.

607, 2016

Response to El Niño must be ramped up amid preparedness for La Niña’s likely knock-on effect – UN

06 Jul 2016|Categories: Disaster risk reduction, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Failure to prepare for and adapt to the 'new normal' of increasing climate-linked emergencies such as El Niño could put global development targets at risk and deepen widespread human suffering in areas already hard hit by floods and droughts, top United Nations officials said in Rome today.

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