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Webinar Registration - Cities and resilience of public health systems
Published: 28.03.2020

Topic
Cities and resilience of public health systems
Description
Objective:
This webinar covers aspects of public health systems in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign tool – the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities.

Background:
“Preparation saves lives”. The capacity of public health systems is crucial to reduce the impact of pandemics, as clearly discussed in the practical experience from countries like P.R. China and the Republic of Korea. Experience from past epidemics and the current COVID19 pandemic demonstrate how important it is to break...


UNDRR ONEA & GETI and WHO Webinar - Practical Experiences from P.R. China and the Republic of Korea with COVID-19
Published: 26.03.2020

Objective
This webinar explores how P.R. China and the Republic of Korea have been dealing with COVID-19 and provides reflections on how to use disaster risk reduction strategies to scale these practices across countries.

Background
Recognizing the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic in relation to the global outbreak of the COVID-19, UNDRR calls for disaster management agencies to give priority to biological hazards. Events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Ebola epidemics and Zika virus outbreaks underline how important it is to break down the silos in...


UNDP and UNDRR to step up action on climate and disaster risk
Published: 03.03.2020

NEW YORK/ GENEVA, 21 February, 2021 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) signed a joint partnership agreement this Friday, 21 February, to step up collaboration on three priority areas to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).


Declaration of cooperation on disaster risk reduction signed within the Joint Swiss UN programme “Disaster risk reduction for sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
Published: 03.03.2020

The mayors of Banja Luka, Bihać, Bijeljina, Gradačac, Kakanj, Kalesija, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Srebrenica and Trebinje – and Ministry of Security of BiH have signed today the Declaration Cooperation in the area of disaster risk reduction, in presence of the representatives of the Embassy of Switzerland and the five agencies of the United Nations.

The ceremony, which was held in Sarajevo, was organized within the Joint Programme of the Government of Switzerland and United Nations (UN) “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.


DPPI SEE Head of Secretariat at the 15th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management in Bangkok, Thailand
Published: 21.01.2020

Upon the invitation of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), DPPI SEE Head of Secretariat participated as observer at the 15th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management in Bangkok, Thailand. Established in 2000 with more than 20 member countries,the RCC promotes peer advocacy and exchange of expertise in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate resilience. 
ADPC,as the RCC’s Secretariat, is committed to bring the...


MANAGING RISK How climate finance can help manage risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Published: 10.12.2019

In 47 developing countries, across four regions, and with the support of 14 partners, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are promoting ambitious climate action across the world. These NAPs also help countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

A core part of the NAPs is working to integrate climate change adaptation into medium...