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International Day for Disaster Reduction
Knowledge for Life

Today marks the international day for disaster reduction; raising awareness of the work done throughout the world to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters…

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day, this recognises those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was chosen by the UN General…

Wilton Park media workshop in Vietnam

Facilitating a workshop for journalists takes Wilton Park to Vietnam for the first time. Publicising disaster preparedness activity through the news is a crucial part of…

Reducing disaster risk in South and South East Asia

In partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) we are hosting a high level, two day discussion on managing urban flood risk in Southeast…

World Humanitarian Day 2013

Today is World Humanitarian Day – the fourth such day since the date was designated as such in 2009. The day commemorates the…

Using science better to reduce the risk of disasters

Ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, we launch our report on building global resilience through scientific innovation following our recent conference. This…

Thai flooding: disaster risk reduction dialogue

A meeting to highlight the potential increase in severe weather events; an expected result of climate change, and the devastating impact of earthquakes such as…

Sir John Holmes , Former Under Secretary General, Humanitarian Affairs, on urban disasters

Haitian and Indonesian earthquakes, floods in Pakistan and the 2004 tsunami demonstrated the complexity of responding to large scale disasters affecting urban areas and the…

Pakistan floods appeal – how you can help

To donate to the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal, follow the link below or call 0370 60 60 900.  The money raised will support the efforts…

Wilton Park networking event: fifth session of the World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 2010

Daily blog from Dr Roger Williamson, Programme Director at Wilton Park, attending WUF in rio. Rio floods Since I attended the UN-Habitat Conference on cities…