Disaster Risk Reduction

The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 May, 2019, convened and organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and hosted by the Government of Switzerland.

A learning seminar on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Astrakhan

The learning seminar was organized in the form of business games using the evaluation tool of the UN Global Campaign Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities. Earlier the similar events were held in the Republic of Dagestan and the Republic of Tatarstan.

UCLG fully supports the call for solidarity with the municipalities of Puerto Rico

The World Secretariat has received a letter from the Mayor of the Autonomous Municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico, and UCLG World Council member, Mr William Miranda Torres, requesting support following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, the category 5 hurricane that hit the Caribb

#IDDR2017: Local and regional governments at the centre of disaster-risk reduction strategies

The theme for this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is held on 13 October, focuses on prevention, protection and reducing the number of people affected by natural disasters.

Save the date: Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Cancun (Mexico).

UCLG will take part in a new global alliance for urban crisis

The Global Alliance for Urban Crises will be officially launched during the

Local and regional authorities key partners in disaster risk reduction

The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Sendai, Japan, between 14 and 18 March 2015, resulted in a historic agreement by the international community to reduce disaster risk, and recognized local authorities and the local level as essential to ac

Empowerment Needed to Respond and Prevent Disasters

A regional  forum was just taking place in Sendai of Japan where dozens of mayors and local governments in Asia-Pacific region met and shared their ideas and hopes about things to do to address any potential danger in their region: natural disasters.

Engaging local governments at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDRR) will take place from 13 to 18 March in Sendai, Japan, where an agreement on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction will be adopted.


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