International Day of Peace 2015

News - 21 September, 2015

We reflect on the International Day of Peace 2015, and its theme ‘Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All’ On 21 September 2015, the world observes the International Day of Peace. This year, the theme will be ‘Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All’, emphasising the need for cooperation, both in ending conflicts and creating […]

International Day of Peace

News - 21 September, 2014

Today, people across the world are observing the International Day of Peace. The event was established in 1981 and is dedicated to promoting peace among people and nations. To mark its 20th anniversary in 2001, the UN General Assembly voted unanimously to mark 21 September as a day of non-violence and ceasefire. This year’s theme […]

Reducing disaster risk in South and South East Asia

News - 5 November, 2013

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 Asian river deltas. Challenges in flood risk management in urban areas of river deltas in South and South East Asia Wednesday 6 November – Thursday 7 November 2013 (WP1257) One […]

Kenyan fuel pipeline blast flooding in South Asia

News - 13 September, 2011

The blast of a leaking fuel pipeline in Kenya and the explosion at a French nuclear storage plant on 12 September as well as the on-going flooding across South Asia are timely reminders of the environmental and humanitarian impacts of disasters.   Environmental emergencies: strengthening the multilateral humanitarian and environmental response Monday 12 – Thursday […]