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UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

CANCUN: The fifth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place 22-26 May, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Continue reading the story...

Seminar on Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Management

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: The National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) will conduct the 19th online International Disability Awareness Seminar in association with the Directorate of Social Continue reading the story...

India to host international conference on disaster risk reduction

NEW DELHI: India will host the Asian ministerial conference for disaster risk reduction next month which will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe Continue reading the story...

Disaster assistance available for older adults and people with disabilities in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.VA.: Older adults and people with disabilities affected by the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may be eligible for assistance from the Continue reading the story...

FEMA ensures Texans with disabilities, access needs can register for disaster aid

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Texans who have a disability or access need and sustained damage or losses from the May storms and flooding may face challenges, but registering Continue reading the story...

OCD brings disaster risk reduction and management advocacy to persons with disabilities

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES: The Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Regional Office, in continuously expanding the reach of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management advocacy in Continue reading the story...

Peru to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

LIMA: Lima will host the World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathering renowned world experts on December 5- 6, 2016. Organized by the College of Engineers Continue reading the story...

Persons with Disabilities at Risk in Conflict, Disaster

NEW YORK: Persons with disabilities face added risks of abandonment, neglect, and do not enjoy equal access to food, health care, and other assistance during conflict, Continue reading the story...

Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction at Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and DRR

HANOI: Between the 16th and 18th of May, the Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Hanoi, Vietnam. On the second Continue reading the story...

New Book Launched: Disability and Disaster: Exploration and Exchanges

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University has announced the release of the scholarly work, Disability and Disaster which includes disaster research to Continue reading the story...

Red Cross offers disaster preparedness workshop

The American Red Cross will offer a free disaster preparedness workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at the Sutton Center Conference Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Continue reading the story...

New research explains why disaster law lags behind

While countries have been increasingly moving toward transnational legal norms in areas such as public health, financial stability, and health policy, a new book chapter by Continue reading the story...

India to host Asia Partnership meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction next month

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN International Strategy for Disaster Continue reading the story...

‘Knowledge saves lives,’ UN stresses on International Day for Disaster Reduction

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the “indispensable” power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in his message on this year’s observance of the Continue reading the story...

Engage Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction Planning: Legarda

PHILIPPINES: In line with this year’s celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (July 17-23), Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to ensure Continue reading the story...

GAATES Participating in a Workshop on Emergency Warnings and Disaster Risk Reduction

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is participating in a workshop on Emergency Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction, Bhubaneswar, Orrisa, India Continue reading the story...

Disaster management for people with disabilities in Southeast Asia

The goal of helping people in Southeast Asia with disabilities be better prepared for disasters has won a team of University of Sydney researchers a place Continue reading the story...

Braille book on disaster management released

TIRUNELVELI, INDIA: A Braille book on disaster management to educate students with vision disabilities on protecting themselves during natural calamity was released. Collector M. Karunakaran released the Continue reading the story...

UN Conference in Sendai Adopts Action Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction incorporating Disability-inclusive Perspectives

TOKYO: The third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, focusing one of its Continue reading the story...

GAATES Participating at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) will be hosting side events at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction iin Sendai City, Continue reading the story...

Disability inclusion in post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategies

GENEVA: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) met for its second session from 17 to 18 November 2014 Continue reading the story...

Include Persons with disabilities and Older Persons in Disaster Resilience Efforts: Legarda

PHILIPPINES: Senator Loren Legarda today called for the inclusion of every citizen, including persons with disabilities and older persons, in the country’s disaster risk reduction and Continue reading the story...

Survey of ICTs in inclusive disaster management

The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) is conducting a study, commissioned by the ITU, on best practices in using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for Continue reading the story...

Minister highlights International Day for Disaster Reduction

OTTAWA: The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement on October 10 acknowledging the United Nation’s International Day for Continue reading the story...

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference in Davos

DAVOS: The theme for this year’s International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2014 will be “Integrative Risk Management – Science and technology to strengthen the Continue reading the story...

Asian Ministers Seek Disaster Risk Reduction Inclusive of People with Disabilities

TOKYO: In a series of side events to the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 26, Continue reading the story...

6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

BANGKOK: Some 3,000 experts including government ministers from 50 Asian
countries are to meet in Bangkok, to discuss the disaster-prone region’s final inputs into a new global
agreement Continue reading the story...

2nd UN DESA Forum on Disability and Development Roundtable Discussion on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

You are invited to attend the 2nd UN DESA Forum on Disability and Development Roundtable Discussion on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience to be held Continue reading the story...

Philippines to host Asia-Europe Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

MANILA: Philippines will be hosting  the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on June 4 – 6, a Palace officila said Sunday. 
President Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities most affected by disaster

A University of Canterbury expert says people with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. Adjunct Professor Dr David Continue reading the story...

Japan revises disaster preparedness plan

TOKYO: The government’s disaster prevention panel Friday revised its basic preparedness plan in hopes of ensuring that older people, people with disabilities and other vulnerable people can Continue reading the story...

Australian, New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held at the QT Gold Coast, 5th – 7th May 2014. This international event Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The United Nations General Assembly has set the stage for a new global agreement on reducing the impact of disasters by confirming that the 3rd World Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities often neglected in natural disaster drills: Expert

MUSCAT: Experts at a seminar on disaster risk reduction have said that a small amount of money spent on preparedness saves a lot more during the Continue reading the story...

Forum seeks inclusion of persons with disabilities in disaster plan

NIGERIA: Stakeholders in disaster management have made case for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in disaster plan of Lagos State. They made the call at a forum Continue reading the story...

Pacifica Police Launches ‘Map Your Neighborhood’ Program to Prepare for Disaster

The ‘Map Your Neighborhood’ program is part of a continued effort by the Pacifica Police Department to increase community collaboration in the event of a disaster. During Continue reading the story...

ECHO, 6 other partners call on government to practice inclusive disaster risk reduction practices

As part of their global effort to promote the importance of including everyone – especially the most vulnerable – during disaster risk reduction (DRR) planning, European Continue reading the story...

Minister Blaney Day recognizes International for Disaster Reduction

OTTAWA: The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today acknowledging the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Reduction. “The International Continue reading the story...

International Day for Disaster Reduction Today

The International Day for Disaster Reduction will be observed in the world today to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk Continue reading the story...

Jamaica to test disaster warning system for persons with disabilities

JAMAICA: Testing will begin this week on a pilot early warning system to alert persons with disabilities of impending disaster. Senior Telecommunications Engineer at the Office of Continue reading the story...
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