Press Releases

Rajib Shaw - Professor at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan - has championed multi-hazard community-based disaster risk reduction in six Asian countries, and his work has led to the establishment of village level community-based working groups.
Three individuals – Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Rajib Shaw and Glenn Suerte Felipe Banaguas – and three organizations – the Pacific Disaster Center, Save the Children Philippines, and SEEDS – are the six laureates of the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award.
Mid-Term Review of the Sendai Framework, 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 26 May 2022, Bali, Indonesia
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was a ‘wake-up call’ to improve preventative measures and ‘stop the spiral of increasing disaster impact and risk’. More countries must “Think Resilience”, and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems.
UN High-Level Delegation at 7th Global Plaform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali
Countries gathered in Indonesia to review global progress to reduce the threat of climate hazards and other disasters amid the rising toll of extreme events.
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Uruguay and the UNDRR - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean are pleased to announce that the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held from February 28 to March 2 in Uruguay.