While much has changed in South Sudan in recent years, questions about whether the humanitarian situation in the world's newest nation continue to be asked. This event seeks to examine the humanitarian challenges that remain in South Sudan, from the drivers of conflict in Jongelei to constraints on humanitarian access. With a live video-link to Juba, speakers in London and South Sudan will reflect ont these challenges, drawing from articles in the Exchange as well as their own experience
Date: 22 May 2013 1100-1300hrs (GMT+1)
Venue: United Kingdom and Online
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The aim of the Fourth Session will be to continue the momentum into a durable and sustained effort from all actors (governments, NGOs and civil society, international agencies and organizations, academic and technical institutions, and the private sector) to take shared responsibility in reducing risks and reinforcing resilience in our communities. The Fourth Session will also be an opportunity to progress and consult on the Hyogo Framework for Action.
Date: 19 - 23 May 2013
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
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Organised by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Resilient Cities 2013 will be the global platform for learning, cooperation and networking on all aspects of urban resilience. There will be a renewed emphasis on the following topics:
Risk and vulnerability assessment
Adaptation and resilience planning and policy making
Multi-stakeholder and community-based collaboration
Implementing specific adaptation solutions
Date: 31 May - 02 Jun 2013
Location: Bonn (Germany)
More information on the UNISDR website.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) are pleased to announce the first Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Round Table. The purpose of the joint meeting is to progress discussions on the development of an integrated Pacific regional strategy for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change which is targeted for completion before 2015.
The Joint Meeting will be preceded by a series of separate parallel meetings to be held during the week of 1st – 5th July
also in Nadi, Fiji. The meetings are:
• 19th Regional Disaster Managers Meeting
• Pacific Meteorological Council
• Strategic Alliance Meeting of Pacific Islands Disaster, Fire & Emergency Services and Police
• Pacific Climate Change Round Table
• Pacific Regional Water & Sanitation Consultations
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) are pleased to confirm the convening of the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and Pacific Climate Change Roundtable, on 8-11 July at the Sofitel Resort & Spa, Denarau, in Nadi, Fiji
Date: 8-11 July 2013
Venue: Sofitel Resort & Spa, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji
For more information and to register see here