Tag Archives: Margareta Wahlström

Island states plot safe course to Samoa

Learning the hard way: Samoa will share its disaster lessons when it hosts next year's Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesSmall Island Developing States will this week seek to plot a course to a safer and more resilient future as part of their preparations for a major conference next year. The Inter-regional preparatory meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which opened in Bridgetown, Barbados, brings together nations Continue reading

How persons with disabilities cope during disasters

An evacuation drill being conducted in Dong Phuoc village, Vietnam. Photo: Guilhem Alandry/doculab/Malteser International/UNISDRA United Nations online survey launched today seeks to provide insight into how to reduce risk and help persons with disabilities around the world cope with and prepare for disaster events. The first-ever survey of its kind, produced by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and partners, focuses on issues such as Continue reading

Integrated action will help billions and save trillions: UNISDR

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, briefs correspondents. 16 November 2012 United Nations, New YorkThe Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today hailed the Pacific as it committed to a world first of integrating action in disaster risk management and climate change in one strategy to secure a sustainable future for this increasingly threatened region. Continue reading

UNISDR chief honours Australia’s capital as a role model city

Parliament House, Canberra, Australia (November 2010)The Head of UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström today officially acknowledged Canberra as a Role Model city for UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign by presenting a certificate to the Australian Capital Territory Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell. Continue reading