Devastated by the 2007 tsunami, Simbo Island in the Solomon Islands welcomes emergency evacuation drill
Apr 20, 2018
Eleven years after a local tsunami, caused by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake, devastated Simbo Island in the Solomon Islands, an evacuation drill was conducted in the schools to test their tsunami preparedness.
Over 750 schoolchildren participate in tsunami evacuation trainings in Timor Leste
Apr 9, 2018
Over 750 students in Timor-Leste received training on tsunami evacuation and first aid in efforts to strengthen the preparedness of schools for natural disasters. UNDP tsunami drills were held in five primary schools situated at less than 500m above sea level across Timor-Leste.
Damaged by the 2004 tsunami, Sri Lanka brings tsunami education and evacuation drills to schools
Apr 3, 2018
A series of tsunami drills was kicked off today in Galle, Sri Lanka to raise awareness about the tsunami risks and importance of schools’ tsunami preparedness. The first tsunami drill mobilized 2,500 students of Vidyaloka Madya Maha Vidyalaya school .
- Disaster Prevention Campaign in Viet Nam Reveals Winners of Drawing Competition Apr 2, 2018
Five Youth-Led Social Enterprises Recognized at Inaugural Forum to Address Youth Unemployment Challenges in Asia
Mar 30, 2018
Showcasing social enterprise models that aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, five winners were felicitated at the inaugural Asia Pacific Youth Co:Lab Summit in Bangkok
Side by Side: Japan Highlights UN Development Programme collaboration on tsunami awareness in schools in Asia and the Pacific
Mar 29, 2018
The success of UNDP's project on tsunami awareness and preparedness in schools, in Asia and the Pacific, is being acclaimed by the Japanese government in a specially commissioned video.
Building resilience to natural hazards and investing in social protection systems critical to achieving 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific
Mar 28, 2018
Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social protection systems if the region is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a joint report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) at a forum in Bangkok.
Students Prepare for Natural Disasters in Ho Chi Minh City
Mar 23, 2018
Over 1400 students in Binh Dong secondary school in Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam practiced an emergency evacuation today to be ready for natural disasters such as tsunamis, floods and cyclones.
Seven years on: learning from the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami
Mar 11, 2018
March 11 marks seven years since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the north-east coast of Japan, triggering a devastating tsunami.
The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives
Mar 8, 2018
"The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives" - Read Achim Steiner's official statement for the annual celebration of women's empowerment and advocacy for gender equality.