All posts tagged "disaster risk reduction"

  • Illac Diaz
    “Solving Energy Poverty, a liter at a time” – Illac Diaz

    Illac Diaz from the MyShelter Foundation aims to in this lecture showcase ways to reuse plastic bottles as quick solutions to solve lighting issues in crisis situations. The ‘Liter of Light’ project teaches communities the technology to...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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    Realising The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: A Handbook By The Un Special Rapporteur Catarina De Albuquerque

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Bogotá Signs First Associate Cities Agreement
    Bogotá Signs First Associate Cities Agreement

    Barcelona, 27 May 2015 – UN-Habitat, the International Association Recycling Cities Network (RECNET), and The Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (IDIGER) have signed a Statement of Cooperation outlining the City of Bogotá as the first...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • World Habitat Awards 2014_15 Winners Announced 4
    World Habitat Awards 2014/15 Winners Announced

    Tuesday 28 April 2015— Winners of the 2015 World Habitat Awards were presented at the 25th Session of the UN- Habitat Governing Council in Nairobi. This year’s winners were Liter of Light, Philippines and Housing First Project by...

    • Posted April 28, 2015
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  • Gender Responsive Risk Reduction
    Gender Responsive Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation

    Cities experience large and small scale disasters that can pose great challenges to sustainable development, for natural and human-made disasters have enormous economic, social and political impacts on human lives. “Cities, where half of humanity currently resides...

    • Posted April 9, 2015
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  • Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary-General and Joan Clos, UN-Habitat, sign an MoU at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
    UN-Habitat and Red Cross To Partner on Post-Disaster Housing

    Sendai, 19 March 2015 – UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Sendai marks start of new framework on urban resilience towards New Urban Agenda2
    Sendai marks start of new framework on urban resilience towards New Urban Agenda

    Sendai, 18 March 2015- This week, the international community has been meeting in the city of Sendai, Japan, to discuss a new Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and political declaration within the United Nations World Conference on...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat at the WCDRR
    UN-Habitat at the World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for sustainable urban development. It is mandated to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities while advocating adequate shelter for all. As the lead...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • New Picture (4)
    Neighbourhood Profile: Old City of Homs

    This profile prepared by UN-Habitat provides a spotlight into 9 neighbourhoods of the Old City and 3 adjacent neighbourhoods. It builds on the Homs City Profile prepared in May 2014. The objective of this Profile is to...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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    City Profile Homs. Multi Sector Assessment

    Homs is the third largest city in Syria, after Aleppo and Damascus. The precrisis population of Homs was approximately 800,000. The city was well known for its integration of multi-cultural communities, as it received a big proportion...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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    City Profile Lattakia. Multi Sector Assessment

    Lattakia is a major Syrian city situated on the Mediterranean Sea, Lattakia is an important port playing an essential role in the imports and exports for Aleppo (Syria’s industrial capital) and for the Syrian Eastern Region. In...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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    City Profile Dara’a. Multi Sector Assessment

    Dara’a is the central city of the Syrian southern region, located next to the borderline with Jordan. The precrisis population of Dara’a was approximately 117,000, and thus did not have a dominant population in the Governorate of...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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  • New Picture
    City Profile Aleppo. Multi Sector Assessment

    The crisis in Syria has had a significant effect on the country’s major cities, with large scale movements of population, damage to buildings and infrastructure and interruptions to markets. Cities represent multiple and inter-related formal and informal...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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  • Southern Africa to benefit from risk reduction centre2
    Southern Africa to benefit from Risk Reduction Centre

    Lilongwe, 18 December 2014 – A new regional centre for southern Africa will help develop resilience action plans, vulnerability mapping and disaster risk reduction as well as climate change adaptation planning. The Technical Centre for Risk Reduction Management,...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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    UN-Habitat commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction with Government and Partners in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Daw, 16 October 2014 – The International Day for Disaster Reduction was commemorated at the National and Regional levels in Myanmar on 13 October 2014 by the Government of Myanmar, UN Agencies, International and National...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Sri Lanka
    UN-Habitat partners with Australia to combat disaster risk for four Sri Lankan cities

    Colombo, 15 September 2014: UN-Habitat, in partnership with the Municipal Council of Akkaraipattu, Urban Councils of Vavuniya and Mannar and the Pradeshiya Sabha of Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu), officially launched the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plan for each...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Focus-on-Mozambique
    Focus on Mozambique , A decade of experimenting disaster risk reduction strategies

    The aim of this publication is to present UN-Habitat's activities in Mozambique for reducing the vulnerability of local population living in disaster-prone areas which have been implemented since 2002.

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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    Partners in disaster risk reduction align around Medellin Collaboration

    Barcelona, 21 May 2014: The High Level Committee of Programming’s Senior Management Group meeting on the UN Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction closed its 6th Meeting yesterday at the UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Office in...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • An over view of Abuja City, Nigeria  © Julius MweluUN-HABITAT-02
    AFRICA MAKES REGIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO GLOBAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

    Abuja, 19 May 2014: Attendees at a regional conference on disaster risk reduction in Nigeria have made recommendations for input to the upcoming World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015. Emerging from the Special Session...

    • Posted May 19, 2014
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    Resilience

    Many urban residents are highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes, storm surges and tsunamis. Read more about the current and future challenges and the ways to improve the resilience of our cities.

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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