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Disaster Risk Reduction at COP19

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3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) - Japan from 14-18 March 2015
The Conference will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.


New Publications

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Handbook for Disaster Assessment - ECLAC
Publication Date: 2014
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) launched in Jamaica the third edition of the Handbook for Disaster Assessment, updating the methodology established by this United Nations' regional organization, which has participated in damage evaluation of more than 90 catastrophes in the region since 1972.
See Spanish version also available.

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Disaster Risk Reduction in the United Nations: Roles, mandates and results of work of key United Nations entities
Publication Date: 2013
This United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) publication provides an overview of roles, mandates and areas of work of UN agencies and the World Bank, to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce disaster risk.

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