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Photo of Bonn, Germany
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Urban areas are growing tremendously. The United Nations estimates that almost 70% of the global population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. At the same time, extreme weather events such as heatwaves get more frequent due to climate change and
Photo of Thane, India
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On the western part of India, Thane is a rapidly urbanizing city in the Mumbai Metropolitan region. Thane Creek, which joins the Ulhas River has several indigenous fishing settlements or koliwadas on its coastal edges, along with rich ecosystems. The
Sweden image
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To build their resilience, Arvika and other cities in Sweden have joined the Making Cities Resilient initiative, run by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. By Karin Klasa, Ida Andersson, and Carl Danielsson * The views and opinions expressed in
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
MCR 2030
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29 June 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), in collaboration with the Arab Towns Organization, organized a webinar titled “Arab Cities towards Resilience: Introduction to Making
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Arab Towns Organization
Flyer for UNDRR-UNOSSC-WHO Joint Training
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With over 2400 participants from about 149 countries and territories, the first session of a new joint certification programme was held in June, focusing on an overall course introduction and key topics. Under the theme of “Build back better: Harnessing
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
World Health Organization (WHO)
UNDRR Participation at the FIABCI Real Estate Days
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UNDRR joined the FIABCI Real Estate Days, which was organized under the theme “Digital Transformation and the Legacy of the Global Outbreak in the Real Estate” over a period of 3 days from 1 to 3 June, bringing together experts from around the world.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Port of Bossaso, Somalia
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The DRR Capacity Building Programme in Somalia is funded by the Government of Italy and comes to revise, and update the National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy impact in line with the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Arab Strategy for Disaster Risk
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
two construction engineer working in construction site and management in the construction site.
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Following on from the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (APP-DRR) Forum, a series of thematic consultations were organized to identify priority actions to be considered at the 2021 APMCDRR.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
MCR 2030
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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its diverse impact, Dubai government combated and alleviated the pandemic’s effects and rapidly regain momentum in recovering with its technological innovation and rapid development. It has demonstrated astonishing
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
A sculpture at the tsunami memorial park at Kamala Beach in Phuket, Thailand, which was one of the areas hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
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While the physical damage caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami has been all but erased, its influence on disaster risk reduction, and disaster preparedness planning more specifically, continues to today.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

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