UNISDR UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction [to 25 July 2015]

UNISDR UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction [to 25 July 2015]
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Selected Press Releases
Paris call to conscience on climate
23 Jul 2015
UNISDR’s Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia, Senator Loren Legarda, declared the willingness of the Philippines to lead the fight to combat climate change during this week’s Summit of the Consciences for the Climate in Paris, France.

Africa aims for substantial reductions in disaster losses
23 Jul 2015
Representatives of 37 African governments today agreed to work together to achieve substantial reductions in disaster losses over the next 15 years, including reductions in mortality, the numbers of people affected and the economic damage caused by natural and human-induced hazards.

Tackling poverty and drought in Uganda
22 Jul 2015
A five-year initiative to tackle endemic poverty in Uganda’s northern region of Karamoja is expected to boost resilience to natural hazards, especially the recurrent droughts which can decimate livelihoods.